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In the Spotlight
Connecticut Teen Author Charis Freiman-Mendel
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Molasses Cookies
 
Ingredients
 
Makes thirty cookies
Two and one quarter cups flour
One quarter cup white sugar
One and one quarter cup lightly packed brown sugar
Three quarters cup unsalted butter, melted
One egg
One quarter cup molasses
Two teaspoon baking soda
One quarter teaspoon baking powder
One teaspoon ground cinnamon
One half teaspoon ground ginger
One quarter teaspoon salt
Nonstick cooking spray
 
Instructions
 
Preheat the oven to three hundred and fifty degrees Fahrenheit.
Grease a baking sheet with the spray. You may need to use more than one baking sheet.
Combine the butter and both sugars in a bowl. Whisk in the egg and molasses, then add all of the other ingredients. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour.
When you are ready to bake, take about one tablespoon of the cookie dough and roll it into a ball.
Repeat this process and place each of the cookies two inches apart on the baking sheet.
Bake for about ten to thirteen minutes and then let cool completely.
Serve.
 
Tip: Before baking, roll the cookie dough balls in one half cup of white sugar.
 

S.A.T. Help Section
 
Read the following paragraph. You will be asked to choose synonyms for ten words that appear in the paragraph.
 
Molasses may be SALUTARY for your health, but it's not completely INNOCUOUS. In 1919, a storage tank filled with molasses SPONTANEOUSLY burst, unleashing two mil lion gallons of sweet syrup that UNDULATED through town at high speed. IMMENSE waves UPROOTED buildings and WRESTED a bridge from its base, WREAKING HAVOC along its path. The DELUGE, known as the "Boston Molasses Disaster," was responsible for 21 deaths and many more injuries.
 
Each word in the list below will be followed by ten possible synonyms. Choose the correct synonym. 
 
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