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Molasses Cookies

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Ingredients
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Molasses 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Unsifted all purpose flour 3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground allspice 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Seeded raisin 1 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

Cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
Combine water and molasses.
Sift flour with remaining ingredients except last 2.
Add alternately to first mixture with water and molasses, blending well after each addition.
Chill overnight.
Roll out a small amount of dough at a time to 1/8 to 1/4-inch thickness.
Cut with 3-inch cookie cutter.
Put on greased cookie sheets.
Top each cookie with a raisin and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake in preheated moderate oven (350°F.) for 10 to 12 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Canadian
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Sugar
Interest: 
Everyday, Kids
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes

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