Ingrients & Directions

2 c Shortening (no substitutes)
2 c Sugar
2 c Dark molasses
2 tb Ground cinnamon
2 ts Baking soda
1 ts Salt
9 c All-purpose flour; 9-10 cups

In a 5 qt pan, heat shortening, sugar and molasses on low, stirring
constantly until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; add cinnamon, baking
soda and salt. Stir in flour, 1 cup at a time, until dough can be formed
into a ball. Using remaining flour, lightly flour a wooden board. Turn
dough onto the board; knead until even in color and smooth (not crumbly or
dry), adding more flour if needed Form into a log. Cut into 5 equal pieces;
wrap in plastic wrap.

1 Servings

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