Made with lard. If you prefer a slightly less lard-enabled version, see the earlier versions from this box.
From the box of A.D. from Lutz, Florida, by way of Pennsylvania in the 1940s, and originating in Ohio in the 1920s.
1 pt. brown or granulated sugar
1 scant pt. lard
1-1/2 pt. baking molasses
1 pt. hot water
2 level teaspoons soda dissolved in hot water
2 heaping teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 level teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon salt
Flour enough to roll or pat out with hands.