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Soft Molasses Cookies

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Ingredients
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Hot water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (or sour milk.)
  Vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Molasses 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Cake flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Soda 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Ginger 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

Cream shortening with sifted sugar.
Add hot water or sour milk and vinegar to the molasses.
Combine with shortening and sugar.
Add beaten egg.
Sift dry ingredients and add.
If desired, chop or grind raisins fine and add.
Drop dough from teaspoon onto a greased cookie sheet.
Bake in a moderate oven (350°F.) 15 minutes.
Makes 7 to 8 dozen.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Interest: 
Party

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