Soft Molasses Cookies
|Baking soda||2 Teaspoon|
|Hot water||2 Tablespoon|
|Shortening||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Granulated sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Molasses||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Sifted all purpose flour||2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)|
|Cold coffee/Water||6 Tablespoon|
|Seedless raisins||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
Dissolve soda in hot water.
Stir well; then set mixture aside to cool.
Meanwhile, work the shortening with a spoon until light and fluffy; gradually add sugar and molasses, continuing to work with a spoon.
Then stir in unbeaten egg; beat mixture well.
Sift flour, ginger, cinnamon, and salt, and add alternately with coffee to shortening mixture.
Stir in soda.
Add all but a few of the raisins.
Drop by rounded table-spoonfuls, 2" apart, on greased cookie sheet.
Use remaining raisins to sprinkle over tops of the unbaked cookies.
Bake in moderately hot oven of 400°F for 12 min., or until cookies are brown.