Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, stir together flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt; set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat shortening with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds. Add the 2 cups sugar. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs and molasses until combined. Beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour mixture.
This recipe makes a lot of cookies! You can half it if you like or make giant cookies by shaping the dough into 2-inch balls, placing them 2 1/2 inches apart on a cookie sheet and increasing the baking time to 11-13 minutes.
Friday, December 4, 2009 - 3:41am