When I am in the mood to browse recipes, I sometimes turn to an old favorite cookbook.
Published in 1950. A thrift store gift from a friend.
Mix together thoroughly…
3/4 cup soft shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
Sift together and stir in…
2-1/2 cups sifted flour
2 tsp. soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger
Chill dough. Roll into balls the size of large walnuts. Dip tops in sugar. Place, sugared-side-up, 3″ apart on greased baking sheet. Sprinkle each cooky with 2 or 3 drops of water to produce a crackled surface. Bake just until set but not hard.
TEMPERATURE: 375F (quick, moderate oven)
TIME: Bake 10-12 minutes
AMOUNT: About 4 doz. 2-1/2″ cookies
NOTE: I have used abbreviations and spellings as printed. I did not grease my cookie sheet and they worked out just fine.
They smell delicious baking and taste even better.