This makes a small batch.

One cup of brown sugar, one-quarter cup shortening, one egg, one-half cup each of hot water and molasses, one teaspoonful each of soda, baking powder, cinnamon cloves, and salt, one-half teaspoonful of ground nutmeg, all sifted thoroughly with two and one-half cups of flour. Mix well, drop in small spoonfuls upon a greased tin, and bake in a quick oven. This makes a small batch.