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       Title: Secret Treat Molasses Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 6 servings
  
     1/2 c  Butter; softened
     1/2 c  Packed brown sugar
       1    Egg
     1/2 c  Molasses
   2 1/2 c  Flour
     3/4 ts Baking soda
     1/2 ts Salt
     1/2 ts Ground cinnamon
     1/2 ts Ground ginger
     1/2 c  Strawberry preserves
            Glaze:
   1 2/3 c  Powdered sugar
       2 tb Water
     1/4 ts Vanilla extract
  
       “This recipe has been passed down for generations. I've made these
   cookies for years, but like my mother, I only make them for special
   occasions.  They're fun to decorate and delicious to eat, with a surprise
   flavor inside.” - Ruby Neese
     In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg; mix well. Beat
   in molasses. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and ginger; add to
   creamed mixture and mix well.  The dough will be very stiff. Cover and
   chill several hours or overnight.  On a lightly floured surface, roll dough
   to 1/8 thickness; cut into 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 circles. Place 1/2 tsp.
   preserves on half of the circles; top with remaining circles. Pinch edges
   together to seal. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for
   10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Combine glaze
   ingredients and frost cooled cookies. Yields: 4 dozen From: “Reminisce”
   Magazine, August 1994
  
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