Mississippi River Stage Planks

Mississippi River Stage Planks

Community Classics .
Edited on Aug 25, 2007

Quite a name for a cookie. This is an unusual form of New Orleans Gingerbread from 1900.


1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups cane syrup
1/2 cup boiling water
1 Tbls cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1-1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp salt
6-1/2--7 cups flour


Cream the butter, gradually add the sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Add next 6 ingredients, beating until smooth.
Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time. beating well after each addition. (dough will be stiff). Press the dough into 6x1-1/2x1/2 inch rectangles. Carefully transfer to an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 300 for 15-20 minutes. Remove to wire rack and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Yield 1-1/2 dozen

Not a NESTLÉ®-tested recipe.

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