Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 salt
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions:

Cream together shortening and sugar; beat in the egg. Stir in molasses. Sift dry ingredients together; flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Add dry ingredients and water alternately.

Drop from teaspoon onto greased cookies sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F about 8 minutes. While slightly warm, frost with Confectioner’s Icing. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.