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Cookie Monster: Grammy Howard's Molasses Cookies

The paper was brown and faded and stuffed in the back of a drawer. A long time ago it had been torn out of a small spiral notebook and now my mother smoothed it between her fingers, brought it close to her face, and smiled. It turns out that crumbled piece of paper held a recipe for spiced molasses cookies. Once upon a time my grandmother would bake them for my mother, who hadn't had them in over forty years. More

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