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Molasses Cookies

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Ingredients

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg, beaten
2-1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Granulated sugar, for rolling

Instructions

Melt shortening over low heat. Remove from heat and add 1 cup sugar and molasses. Let cool. Add beaten egg. Sift together flour, soda, cinnamon and salt. Add to first mixture. Mix well and chill. Form dough into 1-inch balls; roll in granulated sugar. Place on greased sheet 2 inches apart. Press flat with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.

Frances Lievens
Atkinson



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