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Long Johns (Old Fashioned Soft Molasses Cookies)

A variety of spices highlight this cookie.



Pre-heat the oven to 350°F.

Cream together the shortening, butter and sugar until light. 

Blend in the molasses and egg. 

Dissolve the baking soda in 3/4 cup boiling water and add to the mixture; add the vanilla. 

Sift together the dry ingredients and add gradually, mixing well to make a soft dough.


Roll out to 1/2″ thickness. A little more flour may be added, but just enough to make the dough easy to handle. 

Cut the cookies and place on greased cookie sheets.

Bake for 8-10 minutes.