"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
1 1/2 cup shortening 2 eggs 4 1/2 cups flour 2 t. ginger 2 cups brown sugar 1/2 cup molasses 1/2 t. salt 2 t. cinn. 1 t. cloves
Cream shortening and sugar and rest of dry ingredients together. Combine all together. Chill thoroughly. Shape into ball, size of a walnut. Roll in white sugar. Place on cookie sheet that has been highly greased. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. When half done press down with glass bottom dipped in sugar.
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