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Housewife’s RecipeBaker’s Formula
2 1/4 cupssifted flour2 1/4 lbs.
1 teaspoonsalt2/3 oz.
2 teaspoonsbaking soda1 1/3 oz.
1 teaspooncinnamon1/3 oz.
1/2 teaspoonground cloves1/6 oz.
1 teaspoonginger1/3 oz.
3/4 cupsoft shortening1 1/4 lbs.
1 cupbrown sugar, packed1 1/2 lbs.
1egg, unbeaten6 1/2 oz.
1/4 cupmolasses8 oz.
granulated sugaras required

     Sift flour, salt, soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger.  Mix shortening with brown sugar and egg until light and fluffy.  Mix in molasses, then flour mixture.  Refrigerate at least 1 hour.  Start heating oven to 375° F.  Shape dough into one inch balls; dip one side of each into granulated sugar.  Place, with sugar sides up, three inches apart on greased cookie sheet.  Sprinkle each with a few drops of water.  Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until done.

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