Aunt Ruth's Molasses Cookies

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cream the sugar and shortening together.
  • Add two beaten eggs. Blend well.
  • Add the ginger, cinnamon and salt. Blend.
  • Add the molasses. Blend well.
  • Dissolve the 2 teaspoons of baking soda in 1/2 cup of hot water.
  • When it is just warm add it to the other preparation. Smooth it all.
  • Add the flour incrementally until the mixture is right for making drop cookies.
  • Drop from a teaspoon onto a greased cookie sheet. One teaspoon of cookie mix makes a 3" cookie.
  • Bake 8 - 9 minutes at 350°F.
  • Leave cookies on the pan a little bit before removing.
  • Rest the dough in the refrigerator between batches.
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