New England Soft Molasses Cookies

Ingredients

1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup molasses
1/2 cup coffee
2-1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix ingredients in order, using as much flour as you want to adjust the thickness of the cookie. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a baking sheet. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes. (Optional: Add ½ cup dates, raisins, or nuts.)

Cooking & Recipes

Yield: 

3 dozen cookies

Credit: 

Maple Hill Farm Bed & Breakfast Inn, Hallowell, Maine

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cookies came out of

cookies came out of oven,puffy and about 1/3 inch thick;as they cooled they flattened out to 1/8inch thin!