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Soft Molasses Cookies

Categories: Baked GoodsDesserts
Contributed by: MicheleNJ

Another easy one and SO YUMMY!

Cream 1 cup shortening with 1 cup sugar, add 2 eggs and beat until fluffy. Stir in 1 cup molasses. Sift together 5 cups flour, 2 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp cinnamon and 2 tsp salt. Add to creamed mixture, alternately, with 1 cup of boiling water (the water has to be boiling.) Mix thoroughly.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a baking sheet.
Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes.