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Oma Petmecky's Molasses Cookies

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Servings: 1
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

2  c  Sugar
1  c  Shortening
1    Egg
3  ts  Ginger
1  c  Sorghum molasses
1/2  c  Chopped nuts (opt)
1  t  Soda
1/4  ts  Salt
1  c  Hot water
3  c  Flour (to start with)
1/2  c  Confectioners sugar
2  ts  Milk
2  ts  Any desired extract

Cream sugar and shortening well. Stir in egg. Mix in molasses and salt. Dissolve soda in hot water. Add ginger to flour. Add flour and water alternately to mixture. Add chopped nuts, then add enough flour until consistency to roll out (about 5 to 6 cups). Decorate with nut meats, if desired after cutting out. Bake at 350 for about 10 to 12 minutes. Good with glaze. Mix glaze ingredients and glaze cookies.

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