1 cup packed brown sugar (the cookie pictured was baked using regular brown sugar, but in general we preferred the flavor of dark brown sugar)
3/4 cup high quality lard
1/4 cup organic molasses
1 egg (we used a large farm fresh egg from a local farmer - you may need to use 2 eggs if you purchase the smaller store bought variety)
2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
***3 tablespoons granulated sugar (for topping...do not mix with other ingredients)
Preheat oven to 340F. Mix brown sugar, lard, molasses & egg. Once well mixed, add remaining ingredients.
Shape dough using a rounded teaspoon. Dip tops in granulated sugar. Place on parchment paper 2 inches apart on your cookie sheet.
Bake for 13 minutes, remove, & let cool.
WE GIVE THIS RECIPE 5 STARS!!!!!