3 sticks butter (1 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup molasses
2 cups sugar
4 cups flour
4 teaspoons soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cloves
Melt butter. Add the molasses, sugar and eggs. Beat well. Sift together the
spices, flour and soda. Add the dry ingredients to the molasses mixture. Mix
well. Refrigerate overnight. When thoroughly chilled, form into small balls
about 1 inch in width. Roll these balls in sugar. Place on greased or parchment
lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
Makes approximately 6 dozen cookies.