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  All purpose flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Soda 2 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Soft shortening 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Molasses sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

Combine flour, salt, soda, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger.
Mix shortening with brown sugar and egg until light and fluffy.
Mix in molasses, then flour mixture.
Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls; dip one side of each into sugar.
Place with sugar-coated sides up 3 inches apart on greased cookie sheets.
Sprinkle each cookie with a few drops of water.
Bake at 375 ° for 10 to 12 minutes, or until done.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3653 Calories from Fat 1436

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 163 g250.2%

Saturated Fat 40.7 g203.5%

Trans Fat 20.2 g

Cholesterol 211.5 mg70.5%

Sodium 4827.9 mg201.2%

Total Carbohydrates 520 g173.2%

Dietary Fiber 12.6 g50.3%

Sugars 270.9 g

Protein 40 g79.3%

Vitamin A 5.6% Vitamin C 4.3%

Calcium 33.6% Iron 102%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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