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       Title: Molasses Elephant Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 40 servings
       4 c  All-purpose flour
       2 ts Ground cinnamon
       1 ts Ground ginger
       1 ts Baking soda
     1/4 ts Salt
     1/2 c  Vegetable shortening
       1 c  Sugar
       3    Large eggs
       1 c  Light molasses
     1/4 c  Cider vinegar
   Recipe by: Jo Anne Merrill
   Preparation Time: 1:30
        1. Sift together the flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda and salt.
   Set aside.
        2. Place shortening, sugar and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Use an
   electric mixer set at medium speed to cream mixture until smooth and
   fluffy. Use low speed to beat in molasses and vinegar. Cover tightly and
   refrigerate 1 hour or more.
        3. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls, 3 inches apart, onto lightly greased
   cookie sheets. Just before baking, make a face or design with raisins or
   small pieces of dates on each cookie. Bake in preheated 375-degree oven
   for 10-12 minutes or until set when lightly touched.
        4. Remove from cookie sheets and place on wire racks to cool
   Yield: about 40 large cookies.