¾ Cup of shortening
1 Cup of sugar
4 Tablespoons of molasses
2 Teaspoons of baking soda
1 Teaspoon of cinnamon
2 Cups of flour
1 Teaspoon of ginger
1 teaspoon of cloves
Cream together the shortening and sugar. Add molasses and stir thoroughly.
Add the remaining ingredients one at a time.
Mix after each addition until smooth.
Pinch off a bit of cookie dough and roll into small walnut sized balls.
Dip in granulated sugar and place 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes.
Store in an airtight container.
Submitted by Susan Philips from the Baking at Hospice Cookbook