This is a german cookie. Its a hard cookie and will keep for weeks.
8 cups flour sifted 1 1/2 cups molasses
1 cup water grated orange peel of one orange
3/4 cup shortening 1 teaspoon of cloves, allspice and cinnamon
Mix together all the ingredients but the flour and bring to a boil. Chill thoroughly, then gradually add the flour and knead into smooth dough. Let the dough stand for 2 hours. Roll very thin and cut into medium sized rounds. Bake at 350 until light brown.