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       Title: Soft Molasses Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 30 servings
     1/2 c  Butter
     1/2 c  Sugar
     3/4 c  Molasses
       1    Egg
   2 1/2 c  Flour
   1 1/2 ts Ground ginger
       1 ts Ground cinnamon
       1 ts Ground allspice
       1 ts Ground cloves
       2 ts Baking soda
     1/4 c  Water
       Cream butter and sugar in mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Blend in
   molasses and egg. Beat well. In separate bowl, combine flour, ginger,
   cinnamon, allspice and cloves. Dissolve baking soda in water. Add flour and
   baking soda mixtures alternately to butter mixture. Blend well after each
   addition. Drop batter by rounded tablespoons onto lightly greased and
   floured (or foil-lined) baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees until done, 12
   to 15 minutes. Remove from baking sheets and cool on wire racks. Makes
   about 2 to 3 dozen cookies.