1 c shortening, (1/2 butter 1/2 Crisco)
1 c white sugar
1 c brown sugar
Add 2 eggs, one at a time
Stir 1 tsp baking soda in 1 c dark molasses and add to mixture.Mix 1 tsp nutmeg and 1 tsp cinnamon into 2 c flour and stir into mixture.
Add another 2 1/2 c flour. Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness, using scant amount of flour, cut into shape and bake at 35-350 for 8-10 min. Glaze with powdered sugar icing.