|Soft shortening||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Molasses||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)|
|Ground cloves||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground cinnamon||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground ginger||1 Teaspoon|
|Sugar||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
Cream shortening, 1 cup sugar, egg, and molasses.
Combine flour, soda.
Salt, and the next four spices: add to creamed mixture.
Chill dough thoroughly.
Roll into balls the size of small walnuts.
Dip tops In mixture of sugar and cinnamon.
Place, sugar-coated side up, about 3 inches apart on greased cookie sheets.
Sprinkle each cookie with two or three drops of water to produce a crackled surface.
Do not flatten cookies.
Bake at 375° for about 10 to 12 minutes, or until cookies are just set.
But not hard.
Although cookies will puff up In baking, they flatten when removed from the oven.