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Jesse's Molasses Cookies

Makes 48 small cookiesCowboy Cooking Recipes from AlansKitchen.com

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 - cup shortening

  • 1/2 - cup sugar

  • 1 - egg

  • 1 - cup dark molasses

  • 1 - Tablespoon lemon juice

  • 3-1/2 - cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 - teaspoon cinnamon

  • 3/4 - teaspoon cloves

  • 1/2 - teaspoon ginger

  • 2 - teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 - teaspoon salt

  • 1/3 - cup boiling water

  • 2 - Tablespoon sugar (white or colored)

Directions:

  1. In an electric mixing bowl, cream shortening, sugar, and egg. Add the molasses and lemon juice.  Blend well. Into the cream mixture, sift in the flour, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, baking soda, and salt. 

  2. Finally, add the water.  Mix well.  Wrap dough in plastic wrap and place in refrigerator. Chill for 1-hour.

Preheat oven to 350 F. and grease cookie sheet.

  1. Using a teaspoon, drop on cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sugar.  Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

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