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Chewy Molasses Cookies


1 cup margarine, melted
2¬? cups sugar
¬¨¬? teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 egg, lightly beaten
¬¨¬? cup plus 1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon baking soda
¬¨¬? cup molasses
3¬? cups flour


Cool melted margarine to room temperature. In a large bowl, combine butter, sugar, spices, salt and egg; beat well at medium speed.
Combine water and soda in a small bowl, stirring until soda dissolves; add to creamed mixture, beating well. Stir in molasses and flour.
Drop by tablespoonfuls, 3 inches apart, onto greased cookie sheet. Bake in preheated 350-degree oven for 7-9 minutes.
Makes 3-4 dozen.


Recipe from: Berna Hartless

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