Soft Molasses Cookies

1 c Sugar
1 c Shortening, melted
2 Eggs , beaten
1 c Molasses
4 c Flour
3 ts Baking soda dissolved in 2 TBS water
1 tb baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 2 1/2 ts Ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1 c Sour cream or buttermilk
1 TBS lemon juice
1 TBS vanilla

~* pre-heat oven to 350 *~

1. Mix sugar, shortening, egg and molasses in bowl.
2. Add the other liquid ingredients.
3. Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together. Add the flour mixture a bit at a time; blending together constantly.
4. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. About 2" space should be allowed on each pan for cookies to spread. Bake at 350 for 9-11 minutes. Let cookies stand in pan a minute before removing on wire rack to cool. Do not pile or put in jars until quite cold.
~*~ Good Housekeeping October 1927 (found on the net) ~*~