Elevator Lady (Molasses) Cookies
(I talked about this recipe here)
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
extra sugar, for rolling
Melt shortening and let cool slightly.
Blend shortening, sugar, molasses, and egg in a large bowl.
Mix in baking soda, flour, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and salt.
Roll dough into 1-inch balls.
Spread extra sugar onto a flat plate. Roll each cookie ball through sugar to coat.
Arrange dough balls in groups of 12 on cookie sheets.
Use a flat-bottomed drinking glass to press down gently on each ball and flatten into circles.
Bake cookies at 375 for 7 minutes. Cookies will still look wet when they are done.
Carefully place cookies onto a wire rack to set and cool.
makes 28 cookies
source: family recipe