2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup packed brown sugar
Mix 2 cups of the flour with the baking soda and baking powder. Mix the remaining 1
1/2 cups flour with the ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and allspice. In a 1 quart, wide
mouth canning jar, layer the ingredients starting with the flour and baking powder
mixture, then the brown sugar, and finally the flour and spice mixture. Pack firmly
Attach a card to the jar with the following directions:
1. Empty contents of jar into a large mixing bowl. Stir to blend together. Mix in
1/2 cup softened butter or margarine, 3/4 cup molasses, and 1 slightly beaten egg.
Dough will be very stiff, so you may need to use your hands. Cover, and refrigerate
for 1 hour. 2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 3. Roll dough to 1/4
inch thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut into shapes with a cookie cutter.
Place cookies on a lightly greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. 4. Bake for
10 to 12 minutes in preheated oven. Decorate as desired. Makes 1 1/2 dozen.