1 ½ cups Sugar
1 ½ cups Shortening (melted) use white Crisco (do NOT substitute oil)
½ cup Molasses (black strap)
4 cups Flour
4 tsp Baking Soda
½ tsp Cloves
1 tsp Ginger
2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Salt
Melt shortening (Crisco) and add molasses and sugar. Cool – then add eggs.
Sift spices, soda, and salt in with flour and mix thoroughly.
Combine flour and shortening mixtures.
Roll in balls and dip in sugar before placing on baking sheet.
Bake 12-15 minutes at 375.
Bake less time if you like them chewy.