3/4 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
2 tsp baking soda
2 1/4 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ginger
1/2 cup white sugar (to roll dough in)
Mix shortening, sugar, egg and molasses - mix thouroughly. Sift flour and dry ingredients together. Mix dry mixture into molasses mix a little at a time and combine completely.
Roll in 1 inch balls and cook on parchment lined cookie sheets at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
Enjoy!! These are great fall cookies .