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  Regular all purpose flour 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Soft shortening 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs), packed
  Egg 1 , unbeaten
  Molasses 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

1. Sift flour with salt, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger.
2. In large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, mix shortening with brown sugar and egg until very light and fluffy. Mix in molasses, then flour mixture. Refrigerate 1 hour or longer.
3. Start heating oven to 375°F.
4. Shape dough into walnut-size balls; dip one side of each into granulated sugar. Place, sugar side up, 3 inches apart, on greased cookie sheets. Sprinkle each cookie with 2 or 3 drops of water.
5. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until done. Makes 4 to 5 dozen.
Pumpkins: Before sprinkling cookies with water, flatten each ball with fork. Press a bit of citron into top, for stem. Bake as above.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3473 Calories from Fat 1432

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 162 g249.4%

Saturated Fat 40.6 g202.9%

Trans Fat 20.2 g

Cholesterol 211.5 mg70.5%

Sodium 4794.2 mg199.8%

Total Carbohydrates 484 g161.5%

Dietary Fiber 11.2 g44.8%

Sugars 248.1 g

Protein 36 g71.6%

Vitamin A 5.4% Vitamin C 4.1%

Calcium 31.1% Iron 104%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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