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Soft Molasses Cookies

This is an old recipe passed down. 1 cup shortening 1 cup white sugar 1 egg 1 cup molasses 2/3 cup boiling water and 3 tsp. baking soda (cool before adding). 4 1/4 cups flour 1 tsp. cream of tartar 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. cinnamon 2 tsp. ginger 1/2 tsp. ground cloves Combine ingredients and mix well. Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into shapes. Bake at 325 F for 10 minutes. Submitted by Shelley McKenna, Kensington

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