Judy McCoy Circa 1990-91
Sift first six ingredients together. Cream shortening and sugar well, then beat in molasses. Add dry ingredients and stir until well mixed. Wrap dough and chill. Roll out half of the dough to a 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly floured board. Cut with lightly floured 3-inch cookie cutter. Arrange cookies on lightly greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Cool on cookie sheet for 1 to 2 minutes or until set. Romove from chookie sheet with wide spatula and cool on wire rack. Store in airtight container.