posted by Sally OH 12-19-99 1:53 PM
Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies
5 Cups floour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. ginger
2 sticks butter (1cup)
1 cup sugar
1cup boiling water or coffee
Combine first 6 ingredients, set aside. Cream butter and sugar, then add eggs and molasses and beat well. Add flour mixture alternating with boiling water. Refrigerate 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350° F. and grease cookie sheets.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Place a nut or raisin in the center of each cookie. Sprinkle with granulated sugar.
Bake at 350* 10-12 minutes. Makes a ton.
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