A delightful fall cookie, perfect wilth a glass of milk!
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
Whisk together flour, ginger, cinnamon, and salt.
In small container mix baking soda and hot water, stir well and set aside.
Mix shortening, sugar, molasses and egg until creamy in a large bowl.
Mix in flour mixture alternately with the cold water until it is all incorporated.
Add in baking soda / water mixture and mix well.
Add in raisins.
Drop by large tablespoons full onto a greased cookie sheet or silicone baking liner.
Bake for 12 minutes or until done.