Sunday, September 2, 2007


3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
3 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp ginger

Mix shortening, sugar, egg and molasses. Add dry ingredients. Shape into 1" balls and flatten with the bottom of a glass or jar. Sprinkle lightly with turbinado sugar, if desired. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Remove from oven while still light colored and puffed up.

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