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Favorite Molasses Cookies

Author/Submitted by: Lorna Brown, Prodigy Food & Wine Board
Servings: 60
Categories: Cookies / Desserts / Snacks

1  cup  Sugar
1  cup  Shortening
1  cup  Dark molasses, plus
3  tablespoons  Dark molasses
3/4  cup  Warm water
1    Egg
3  teaspoons  Baking soda, add to water
1  teaspoon  Salt
2  teaspoons  Ginger
2  teaspoons  Cinnamon
1  teaspoon  Cloves

Cream sugar and shortening, add molasses, then water, egg and remaining ingredients. Add enough flour to make a nice thick dough. Chill several hours or overnite. Roll out and cut into 3" rounds. Bake at 400 for 8 min. or till done. Sprinkle with sugar.

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