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Plump Molasses Cookies

Source: www.cookbooks.com/Recipe-Details.aspx?id=515554

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 c. shortening
  2. 1/2 c. sugar
  3. 1 egg
  4. 1 c. molasses
  5. 3 1/2 c. flour (plain)
  6. 1 tsp. cloves
  7. 1 tsp. cinnamon
  8. 1/2 tsp. ginger
  9. 2 Tbsp. soda
  10. 1/2 tsp. salt
  11. 1/3 c. boiling water

Directions

  1. Cream shortening and sugar.
  2. Beat in egg.
  3. Add molasses; blend well.
  4. Mix and sift dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture.
  5. Add boiling water; mix well.
  6. Chill thoroughly.
  7. Drop by spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes (press each cookie before baking with bottom of a glass that's covered with a damp cloth).