Molasses Buns

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A nice treat

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 15-20 mins

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: makes 12

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter
1 cup molasses
1 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons ground allspice
4 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup boiling water
1 cup white sugar
5 1/2 cups flour
1 cup raisins (optional)

Method

In a large mixing bowl mix butter, molasses, sugar & boiling water.
Add the spices & the baking soda; stir.
Add in flour & raisins. Mix until well blended.
Cover with plastic wrap & chill in fridge for 20 minutes.
Roll out the dough on a floured surface & cut into circles--cookie cutters or i've used a medium width glass, even heart shaped cookie cutter.
Bake at 325 for 15-20 minutes.

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