Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

I found this recipe in a old church fundraising book. It's been a while since I've made them. Submitting for ZWT3.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream shortening and sugar.
  2. Add molasses and egg.
  3. Stir in sifted, flour, salt and baking soda.
  4. Then cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. Dough will be soft and sticky.
  5. Roll, into walnut-sized balls and roll in granulated sugar.
  6. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350°F for 7 to 8 minutes. Cookie will flatten out while baking.


Most Helpful

This is a brilliant recipe! I used brown sugar for the biscuits and regular sugar for rolling them in, used 1 tsp ginger instead of 1/2 and yet it wasn't overpowering, I forgot to add in the cloves! The students here loved it and their comment, "Never tasted anything like this"! Thank you, Maryland Jim, for sharing this fabulous recipe, this one is definitely a keeper! :)

Aaliyah's&Aaron'sMum November 20, 2009

Wonderful!!!! They are the best!!! I subbed in margarine for the shortening, cuz mine seemed off. And they were still soft and chewy! Made for ZWT 4.

Charmie777 June 18, 2008

Just made these delicious cookies with a few tweaks. I used brown sugar instead of white sugar in the dough, used butter instead of shortening, and only did 1/2 tsp of cloves. They turned out great!

emersonlibby December 23, 2016

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