Originally Posted by winds-of-change
I once.........and only once.........made molasses cookies with the blackstrap molasses and real lard. Yes, LARD!! The cookies were out of this world delicious. Not only did I think that but all the co-workers I shared them with. I never made them again, though, because of the guilt of using real lard. But I'm salivating just thinking about those cookies.
Lard is essential to making great cookies and biscuits. Research is beginning to turn around, again. Some doctors are saying lard is healthier than shortening. My doctor sees nothing wrong with lard in moderation.
My wifes family is known for being long lived. All of her ancestors born after 1900 lived into their 90's. They buy lard by the bucketful. They have a family cemetery. All her ancestors on her mothers side have been buried there since the 1830s. Long lived isn't just talk, you can take a short walk to see how long they lived.