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  Lard/Vegetable oil / margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 2 Large
  Molasses 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Baking soda 4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 2 Tablespoon
  Ginger 2 Tablespoon
  Ground cloves 1 Tablespoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon

Cream the lard and sugar in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
Beat in the eggs and molasses.
Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg.
Add to the molasses mixture and beat until smooth.
Chill, wrapped in plastic wrap, for 1 to 10 hours.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees about 15 minutes before baking.
Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and dip in sugar.
Place sugar side up about 2 inches apart on a nonstick cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until done to taste.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4615 Calories from Fat 628

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 70 g108.2%

Saturated Fat 25.3 g126.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 471.6 mg157.2%

Sodium 6697.1 mg279%

Total Carbohydrates 947 g315.8%

Dietary Fiber 35.4 g141.7%

Sugars 497.1 g

Protein 67 g133.9%

Vitamin A 13.1% Vitamin C 24.7%

Calcium 88.3% Iron 205.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Grandma's Old-Fashioned Spice Cookies Recipe