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Recipe

1/2 c Shortening

1/2 c Sugar

1 Egg

1 c Molasses -- light preferably

3 c All-purpose flour

1 1/2 ts Soda

1/2 ts Salt

1 t Cinnamon

1 t Ginger

1/2 ts Ground cloves

1 c Hot water

Cream together shortening and sugar. Beat in the egg, then the molasses. Sift together the dry ingredients; stir into molasses mixture. Gradually add the hot water, beating until smooth. Line muffin pans with paper baking cups. Fill 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or till done. Touch lightly with finger - done if it bounces back. NOTE: My extra special muffins!