New England Soft Molasses Cookies


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


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.)


3 dozen cookies

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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!