Grease baking sheets. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl combine first 6 ingredients and mix well. Dissolve baking soda in ¼ cup warm water and add to large bowl. Beat in molasses. Stir in flour. Drop dough in walnut-size lumps on a greased cookie sheet. Cook 7-10 minutes (I cook 8 minutes). Cookie is barely done in middle and crisp around edges when done.