This is another recipe from that really old cookbook I have that
doesn't give exact measurements on the flour amount.
These are thick , soft cookies with the occasional crack in
them like the old days.
Beat in Lg. bowl;
1 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
1 cup molasses
4 tsp.s soda
2 tsp.s ginger
2 tsp.s cinnamon
1/2 ground cloves
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. salt
Alternate into batter;
2 cups flour
1 cup sour milk ( tsp vinegar to regular milk)
Add up to 4 cups more flour to make a soft dough.
Start with 3 and add more as needed to be able to roll them out.
Sprinkle board with flour, roll 1/4 thick and cut out in large circles.
Sprinkle sugar on tops and bake 5 to 8 mins in 375 mins.