Drop Cookies Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies

By sallyo

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
2 eggs
1cup molasses
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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