- 3/4 cup shortening (or butter)
- 1 cup brown sugar (or half white and half brown)
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1 egg
- 2 and 1/4 cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1/4 tsp cloves (my own addition)
- 1 tsp soda
Cream shortening and sugar – add egg and molasses. Mix dry ingredients and add to shortening mixture.
Shape in balls, dip in white sugar, press down lightly with a fork and bake at 350 for 8-10 min.
A century old (or more) recipe from Roger’s grandmother “Nannie” – written in her own handwriting and given to me almost 33 years ago for my wedding recipe box.