Apparently, my grandma used two different recipes for molasses cookies.
2 1/4 C. flour or a little more
2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. ginger
1/2 t. cloves
1 C. brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 C. shortening
1/3 C. molasses
Spoon flour (not sifted) into cup. Level off and pour measured flour on wax paper. Add baking soda, salt and spices to flour. Stir well to blend. Cream sugar, shortening, molasses and eggs. Add dry ingredients to cream mixture. Mix well. Shape into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar. Bake on an ungreased baking sheet for 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees.
From the kitchen of Ella Meyer