Soft Molasses Cookies

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Servings: 48
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Ingredients
  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 cup shortening
  • 1⁄2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1⁄2 cup boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Grease baking sheets.
  • Sift together flour, soda, salt, ginger and cinnamon.
  • Cream together shortening and sugar until fluffy.
  • Add molasses and egg and beat well.
  • Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with water and vinegar combined, mixing thoroughly.
  • Drop by tablespoons 2 inches apart on baking sheets.
  • Sprinkle with sugar if desired.
  • Bake in moderate (350) oven 12 to 15 minutes.