"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure."--Anthony Bourdain
3/4 c. shortening 1 c. brown sugar (packed) 1 egg 1/4 c. molasses 2 1/4 c. flour 2 tsp. soda 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. cloves 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. ginger
Blend together shortening, brown sugar, egg, and molasses. Add in dry ingredients and stir well. Chill dough for an hour. Roll dough into small balls (approximately 1 heaping teaspoon); dip tops into sugar and place sugared side up, on greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle each cookie with 2 or 3 drops of water. Bake 10 to 12 minutes at 375º. Yield: 4 dozen.
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