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       Title: Molasses Cookies A.k.a. Ginger Cookies (Christmas)
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 72 servings
       1 c  Brown sugar
       1 c  Shortening
       1 c  Molasses; (green label)
       1    Egg; beaten
       1 ts Baking soda; in
     1/2 c  Hot water
     1/2 ts Cloves; * see note
       1 ts Nutmeg; * see note
       1 ts Cinnamon
       1 ts Ginger; * see note
       7 c  Unsifted flour; ** see note
     1/2 ts Salt
   Recipe by: Margaret Groman
   Cream shortening, add sugar gradually, then molasses and beaten egg.
   Combine baking soda and hot water; add to the first mixture.  Sift
   together flour, salt, and spices. (May want to sift several times until
   well blended.)  Stir in dry ingredients, and blend thoroughly.  Chill in
   refrigerator for several hours.
   Roll out on a well-floured board.  (Add more flour if dough is too soft.)
   Cut into figures.  Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.