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Sandy MacIntyre - Lucy's Corner

Here's one of Lucy's favourite recipes:

Fat Archies

2 1/2 Cups Flour
   1    tsp Ginger
1/2   tsp Cinnamon
1/2   tsp Nutmeg
   1    tsp Salt
1/2   Cup Shortening
1/2   Cup Brown Sugar
1/2   Cup White Sugar
   1    Egg
1/2   Cup Molasses
   2    tsp Baking Soda
1/2   Cup Boiling Water


Method:

Sift together flour, ginger,  cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

Cream shortenings with sugars. Add egg, then molasses. Mix.

Dissolve baking soda in boiling water and add dry ingredients, mixing quickly to
smooth dough.  Chill.

Drop by heaping teaspoon full on baking sheet.
Bake for 10 - 15 minutes at 375 degrees.