New England Lumberjack Cookies


1 cup sugar
1 cup shortening
1 cup dark molasses
2 eggs
4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream together the sugar and shortening. Add molasses and eggs. Mix well. Sift together the dry ingredients and stir in. Put ¼ cup sugar in a small bowl. Dip fingers into the sugar, then pinch off a piece of dough and roll into a 1-½-inch ball. Place dough balls on greased cookie sheet about 3 inches apart. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. The dough will keep for a week or more in the refrigerator.


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