Tiffany's Pepper Nut Cookies

2 cups Crisco shortening

2 cups sugar

1 cup strong coffee

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 heaping tablespoon of each of these: cinnamon, black pepper, ginger, nutmeg,

ADD:

1 TBSP cloves.

11-12 cups all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 375 degree. In a large stand mixer beat together the shortening, sugar and coffee to thoroughly blended. Add in all of the spices, baking soda and baking powder. On low speed, slowly add in the flour beating in the flour till combined. You want the cookie dough to be firm not sticky. So, on the 12th cup of flour just add only if the flour is needed.

To form the cookies: roll out the dough into "snakes." They should be the diameter of your pinky finger. Then cut the cookies about 1/2 inch apart and place on an ungreased baking sheet 1/4 inch apart. Fill the pan with cookies and bake for 16-18 minutes or until golden brown. Store the cookies in mason jars. The longer they sit the yummier they become!