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Spicy Molasses Cookies

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Servings: 15
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

1  cup  Shortening
2  cups  Sugar
2    Eggs
3/4  cup  Dark molasses
1 1/2  teaspoons  Lemon extract
5  cups  Flour, sifted
1  tablespoon  Ground cinnamon
1  tablespoon  Ground ginger
1  teaspoon  Salt
1  teaspoon  Baking powder
1  teaspoon  Baking soda
2  tablespoons  Vinegar

Cream together shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs; beat well. Beat in molasses and lemon extract. Sift together flour, cinnamon, ginger, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Add to creamed mixture with vinegar; mix well. Roll dough out on floured surface to 1/8" thick. Cut with floured 2" cookie cutter. Place cookies about 1 1/2" apart on greased baking sheets. Bake in 350 oven 6 to 8 minutes or until brown. Remove from baking sheets; cool on racks. SOURCE: Farm Journal's Great Home Cooking In America (pg. 214)

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