3/4 cup Shortening
1 cup Sugar
1/3 cup Molasses
Sift and Add:
2 1/3 cup sifted Flour
1/4 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Cloves
1 teaspoon Ginger
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
Mix well. Shape into one inch balls, dip in sugar. Bake on an ungreased baking sheet at 375 for 12 to 15 minutes.
I made these with our granddaughter over the weekend, after some coaxing from her to make ‘cookie balls’ as she calls them. They were some of my dad’s favorite cookies. The sent of the spices fills the house and makes me think of him.
© Drusilla Mott and https://drusillamott.wordpress.com, 2017
”It was intense, continued prayer that prepared the disciples’ hearts, that opened the windows of heaven, that brought down the promised gift. As little as the power of the Spirit could be given without Christ sitting on the throne, could it descend without the disciples on the footstool of the throne. For all the ages the law is laid down here, at the birth of the Church, that whatever else may be found on earth, the power of the Spirit must be prayed down from heaven. The measure of believing, continued prayer will be the measure of the Spirit’s working in the Church. Direct, definite, determined prayer is what we need.”
From “THE MINISTRY OF INTERCESSION A PLEA FOR MORE PRAYER”
BY THE REV. ANDREW MURRAY WELLINGTON, S. AFRICA. 1898