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       Title: Spice Fig Balls
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 36 servings
  
     1/2 c  Dried figs; packed
     1/2 c  Shortening
     1/2 c  Molasses
     1/4 c  Granulated sugar
     1/4 ts Ground ginger
       1    Egg; beaten
       1 ts Vanilla extract
     1/2 ts Lemon extract
       1 ts Baking soda
     1/2 ts Ground cinnamon
     1/4 ts Ground nutmeg
     1/4 ts Salt
   2 7/8 c  All-purpose flour; sifted
  
   Recipe by: Mary M McBride’s Encyclopedia of Cooking
     Preheat oven to 375 degrees; grease cookie sheets. Cover the figs with
   boiling water and let stand for 10 minutes. Drain; clip off the stems and
   cut fine with scissors.  If moist figs are used, softening step may be
   eliminated. Combine the shortening, molasses and sugar. Heat to boiling.
   Cool to lukewarm and add the ginger,beaten egg, vanilla extract and lemon
   extract.  Add the sifted baking soda, spices, salt and flour. Stir in the
   chopped figs. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the cookie sheets. Bake for 12
   minutes.
  
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