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  1. First heat molasses to boiling-point, add shortening, ginger, soda dissolved in warm milk, salt, and flour.
  2. Toss one-fourth of mixture on a floured board and roll as thinly as possible; shape with a small round cutter, first dipped in flour.
  3. Place near together on a buttered sheet and bake in a moderate oven.
  4. Gather up the trimmings and roll with another portion of dough.
  5. During rolling, the bowl containing mixture should be kept in a cool place, or it will be necessary to add more flour to dough, which makes cookies hard rather than crisp and short.