Grandma's Molasses Cookies

2 cups shortening

2 cups sugar

3 eggs

2 cups molasses

1 1/2 cups hot water

11 or 12 cups flour

1/2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoons cinnamon

2 teaspoons ginger

4 teaspoons soda


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine shortening, sugar, eggs, molasses & hot water.  Use hot water to rinse molasses out of cup.  Fill sifter with flour and add spices, soda and salt.  Sift into bowl.  Add more flour gradually until batter is thick.  Roll out on floured board and cut with cookie cutter.  Bake on greased cookie sheet for 5-7 minutes.  

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