Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies
From Mennonite Community Cookbook
- 1 cup shortening
- 4 cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup hot water
- 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup dark molasses
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix flour and salt together and cut in shortening as for pastry (Mennonitese for pie.)
In another bowl, combine molasses and sugar.
Add egg and beat well.
Dissolve soda in hot water and add to molasses, egg, and sugar mixture.
Combine crumbs and molasses mixture and stir until well blended.
Chill dough for several hours.
On a lightly floured board, roll cookie dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
Place on greased cookie sheet and bake until a deep rich brown, about 10 minutes.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies, probably not nearly enough for your liking.