ShareLawyers Goodies for Giving Desert Cookbook 2015 - page 5

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Ingredients:
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 ½ cups table molasses
- ¼ cup sugar
- 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 ½ teaspoons ginger
- ¼ teaspoon cloves
- 1 egg
- 2 ¼ cups icing sugar
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 ¼ teaspoons vanilla
Submitted by Catherine S. - Toronto
SOFT MOLASSES COOKIES
Directions
1. Melt shortening in saucepan large
enough for mixing cookies. Stir
molasses and sugar then cool
mixture.
2. Sift together the dry ingredients
including spices. Add a small amount
to molasses mixture. Beat in egg.
Then add remaining dry ingredients,
beating batter until smooth.
3. Chill dough about 2 hours. 
4. Shape into 1 ¼ inch balls.  Place on
ungreased cookie sheets about 2
inches apart to allow cookies to
spread during baking.
5. Bake in a moderate oven of 350
degrees for 15 minutes.
6.Mix icing sugar, water and vanilla
together to make frosting.
7. While still warm spread half the
cookies with a thing icing sugar
frosting.
Time it Takes:
Preparation: 20 Minutes
Cooking: 6-8 Minutes
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