Grandma Sears' Soft Molasses Creams

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1 cups molasses
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon vinegar
1/2 cup boiling water

Preheat oven to 350 F. Cream together shortening and sugar. Add egg yolk and molasses. Stir together baking soda, salt, flour, ginger and nutmeg. Add vinegar to water. Gradually stir flour mixture into shortening mixture, alternating with hot water. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto greased cookie sheet 3" apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Store in an airtight container.

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