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Mississippi River Stage Planks

Yield 1 1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups cane syrup
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 1/2 to 7 cups all-purpose flour
  • Sifted powdered sugar

How to Make It

  1. Cream butter; gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add next 6 ingredients, beating until smooth.

  2. Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition (dough will be stiff ) . Press dough into 6- x 1 1/2-inch rectangles. Carefully transfer to un-greased cookie sheets. Bake at 300° for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove to wire racks, and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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