2 cups sifted all−purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/3 cup butter
3 tablespoons molasses
2/3 cup buttermilk
Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and ginger in a bowl. Cut in butter with a
pastry blender or rub in with your finger tips. Mix in molasses and buttermilk. Turn dough out on a
lightly floured board, and pat into a circle about 1/2−inch thick. Cut in wedges. Sprinkle tops with
cinnamon and sugar, if desired. Bake on cookie sheet at 400 degrees F for about 15 minutes.
Serve warm with butter.