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1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ginger
In mixer bowl beat together butter or margarine, molasses and brown sugar.
Add the egg and vanilla extract; beat well.
In another bowl, thoroughly stir together the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, cloves and ginger.
Add to creamed mixture.
Stir until thoroughly mixed.
Cover and chill for 1 to 2 hours.
Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
Using 1/4 of dough, place in cookie press.
Press cookies onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until set, but not brown.
Yield: 5 dozen
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