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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.
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