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Soft Molasses Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Soft Molasses Cookies, by , is from The Haynes Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Ina Haynes


1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup shortening
1 egg
1 cup baking molasses
1 tsp. allspice
2 tsp. ginger
2 tsp. cinnamon
tsp. salt
cup hot, black coffee
cup hot water
3 tsp. baking soda
5 cups sifted flour

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cream sugar, shortening and egg thoroughly. Add molasses, spices and salt. Mix thoroughly. Combine black coffee, hot water and soda. Stir to dissolve. Add to creamed mixture alternately with flour. Drop by tablespoons onto well-greased cookie sheet. Bake 12 15 minutes.




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