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Serving Size : 0
Preparation Time: 0:00
Categories : Cookie

1 1/2 cups shortening
1/2 cup molasses
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon ginger
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups flour

Melt shortening (we use Crisco) and let cool. Add molasses, sugar, and eggs. Beat well. Mix in dry ingredients. chill. form 1 inch balls, roll in granulated sugar, and place on greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Flatten balls with bottom of a glass with wax paper under it. Bake at 375° for about 8 to 10 minutes (depends on whether you like them crispy or soft). Immediately place cookies on rack to cool.

Yield: “4 dozen”

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 6696 Calories; 323g Fat (43.0% calories from fat); 65g Protein; 901g Carbohydrate; 18g Dietary Fiber; 424mg Cholesterol; 4871mg Sodium. Exchanges: 25 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 62 1/2 Fat; 34 Other Carbohydrates.

NOTES: You may remember having these. I remember Mom getting sorghum molasses in a metal pail. Then we got to play with the pail when it was empty! John