***I made cookies for tomorrow's fair at Large Church, where they have a Cookie Walk. Over the years I sold Christmas stockings and ornaments with the Mother's Group, and even worked as the lunch cashier with Baby LP on my back. I hope they have a successful day tomorrow and that these cookies are a hit.***
This recipe came from a treasured member of Small Church; in my recipe file, they carry her name. A double batch made about six dozen.
¾ cup shortening (I used the butter-flavored Crisco this time–delicious!)
1 cup sugar
¼ cup molasses
2 cups flour
¼ tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp cloves
½ tsp ginger
Cream shortening, add sugar, egg, molasses, then dry ingredients. Form into a ball. Roll in sugar.
Bake on a lightly greased cookie sheet at 375 degrees, for 9 minutes at most. (Check at 7 or 8 minutes.)