Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1/2 cup shortening

  2. 1/2 cup sugar

  3. 1 egg

  4. 1 cup molasses

  5. 3 cups flour, sift before measuring

  6. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  8. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  9. 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  10. dash ground cloves

  11. 1 cup hot water

  12. 3/4 cup raisins, optional

  13. 3/4 cup chopped pecans, optional

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Cream together the shortening and sugar. Beat in egg, then molasses. Into a separate container, sift together dry ingredients; stir into molasses mixture. Gradually add hot water, beating until smooth. Stir in raisins and pecans, if using. Line muffin pans with paper baking cups; fill about 2/3 full with batter. Bake at 375° for 20 to 25 minutes, or until muffins are done.

  2. Makes 2 dozen muffins.

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