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MOLASSES COOKIES (Mabel's old time recipe)

1 c. sugar
1 c. molasses
1 c. shortening
4 1/2 c. flour (no more)
2 t. ginger
2/3 c. hot water
2 t. cinnamon
1 t. vanilla
1 egg
1 t. cream of tartar
3/4 t. salt
4 level t. baking soda

Mix well. Roll out on a floured board (not too thin). Cut with a round cutter or a glass and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake in 400° oven for 12 minutes or til the molasses cookies are nicely browned.

Molasses Cookie recipe is published in our March, 2003 Menu Minder.