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Soft Molasses Cookies

3/4 cup shortening 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 cups molasses 1 egg 1 tsp. salt 4 tsp. baking soda 2 tsp. ginger 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. cloves 1/2 cup hot water 5 cups flour Method: Cream shortening and brown sugar, add egg and molasses, beat well. Add 2 cups of flour, mix well Add 1/2 cup hot water, mix well Then add rest of flour (3 cups) and spices and salt mix. Leave in fridge overnight, roll out, cut with cookie cutter. Bake 350-360 F.. for 10 minutes. Makes 5-6 dozen. Submitted by Mrs. Audrey Glover, Kensington R.R. 5, Spring Valley, P.E.I.

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