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  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 3/4 C shortening
  • 1/4 tsp table salt
  • flavorings(cin., ginger, cloves, nutmrg, your choice to taste


Preheat oven to 350
Combine sugar & shortening, beat in the egg. Sift in flour, salt and spices. Blend well. Drop by spoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets, Bake 8-10 minutes. I'm not sure how many cookies this makes.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: Cooks Bible/Christopher Kimball
Submitted By: Susan
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