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Molasses Cookies
John’s Grandmother (Mary Ann James Davis’) Recipe
Often requested

1 ½ c brown sugar
1 c. shortening
2 eggs
1 c. Molasses. She used Brer Rabbit. Grandma’s is an ok substitute.
1 c. boiling water
5 c. flour
1 level t. baking soda
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. salt

Cream brown sugar and shortening, and add eggs.
Add 1 c. Molasses and beat well.
Add 1 c. boiling water to blend.
Sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
Add to the other ingredients a scoop or so at a time.
Drop by teaspoonfuls on to greased cookie sheets.
Bake in a moderate oven (375°) about 10 minutes.

To make this recipe as cupcakes use 4 cups flour.

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