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                      MERRY CHRISTMAS MOLASSES COOKIES
 
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 Serving Size  : 60   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      2/3   c            Brown sugar,packed
      2/3   c            Shortening
    1 1/3   c            Molasses
    2                    Eggs
    5 1/2   c            All-purpose flour
    4       ts           Ground cinnamon
    2       ts           Ground ginger
    2       ts           Baking soda
    1       t            Salt
 
     Mix brown sugar,shortening and molasses.Stir in
   remaining ingredients.Cover and refrigerate at least 1
   hour.Heat oven to 375 degrees.Roll dough 1/2 thick on
   a lightly floured cloth covered board.Cut into desired
   shapes with cookie cutters.Place about 1 apart on
   lightly greased cookie sheets.Bake until no
   indentation remains when touched,about 7 to 8
   minutes;cool.Frost and decorate as desired.Makes 5
   dozen 3 cookies.
  
 
 
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