Soft Molasses Cookies

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2 ¼ cup flour
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp salt
½ cup sugar
2 tsp baking soda
2 tbl hot water
½ cup shortening
½ cup molasses
1 egg
raisins (nuts optional)


1. Sift together flour, ginger, cinnamon and salt.
2. Dissolve baking soda in 2 tbsp hot water.
3. Mix shortening, sugar, molasses and egg together until creamy.
4. Mix in flour mixture alternately w/ 1/3 cup cold water, then mix in soda.
5. Add ½ cup raisins or nuts.
6. Drop on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400° for 12 minutes.


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