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Old Time Molasses Cookies                        Aunt Hilda (Nelson)

2 1/2 cups flour                        1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon soda                        1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon                        1 teaspoon ginger

1/2 cup lard                        1/2 cup sugar

1 egg                        1/2 cup molasses

1/2 cup water


Cream shortening, sugar. egg and molasses.  Beat well.  Stir in sifted dry ingredients alternately with cold water and mix until smooth.  Drop teaspoonful on ungreased cookie sheet.  Sprinkle with sugar.  Bake in 375 degree oven 8 to 10 minutes.  Makes 3 12/ dozen.