Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cups shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves

Instructions:

Cream together shortening, sugar, molasses and egg until light and fluffy. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon and cloves; stir into molasses mixture.

Form in small balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place 2-inch apart on greased cookies sheet. Bake in moderate oven (375 degrees F) about 10 minutes. Cool slightly; remove from pan. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.