Vintage Kitchen 1942- Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies

This image is from the back cover of the Dec. 1942 BHG issue. The large picture is of "The Victory Kitchen, complete with Hotpoint Range, Refrigerator, Electric Dishwasher, Sink and Hotpoint Steel Cabinets, costs so little many $6,oo0 homes now enjoy them." The small inset is of the "Daffodil Kitchen" it is for a $4,000 home and didn't have a dishwasher. I didn't even know they had dishwashers back then.
In a column titled, Food Gifts From Your Kitchen this cookie is suggested:

Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup light molasses
1/2 cup hot water
4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
Thoroughly cream shortening and sugar; add egg and beat well; add molasses and blend. Add hot water. Sift dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture. Chill. Roll 1/4 to 3/4 inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut rectangles 3 x 5 inches. Arrange on greased cooky sheet. Bake in moderate hot oven $00 degrees 10 minutes

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