Sister Minnie's Molasses Cookies

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A recipe from the old Shaker Colony in Alfred, Maine, now but a memory. It closed in 1925.

Ingredients

2-1/4 cups flour
2 level teaspoons soda
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup warm water (not hot)
raisins as desired

Instructions

Cream the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the unbeaten egg and molasses and beat well. Sift the flour, soda, salt, and spices together. Add a little at a time to the creamed mixture, cutting in a few raisins at the same time. Add the water. Drop by small teaspoons on an ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle with sugar and put a raisin on each cookie. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 15-20 minutes or until browned.

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Yield: 

40 large cookies

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