5 cups granulated sugar
2 1/2 cups lard
4 eggs
1 cup molasses
1 cup hot water
3 tablespoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
12 to 15 cups flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream sugar, lard, eggs, and molasses.
Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to creamy mixture. Add vanilla extract and flour. Make small balls and bake on greased cookie sheet.

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