Dog Biscuits


                1 c. sugar

                1 c. shortening

                1 c. molasses

                1 c. hot water

                3 t. ground ginger

                1 t. allspice

                1 t. clove

                pinch salt

                1 t cinnamon

                3 t. baking powder

                6 to 8 cups flour


  1. Stir sugar and shortening to mix. Add molasses and stir. Add water, stirring until shortening melts.
  2. Sift in dry ingredients, plus 2 cups flour.
  3. Stir in 4 cups flour, then knead in an additional cup of flour.  Continue adding flour until dough is desired stiffness.
  4. On floured cutting board, roll into 1/2-inch ropes and cut into 1-inch long pieces.  (Roll to about a thumb’s width, then cut into pieces the width of two fingers.)
  5. Place one inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet and chill for 15 minutes.
  6. Bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes.

Notes: More flour means a harder cookie.