- 3/4 cup shortening, melted
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1 whole egg
- 2 cups flour, sifted
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cloves
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup sugar (for rolling)
Melt shortening in saucepan or microwave.
Remove and let cool (otherwise egg will cook).
Add sugar, molasses, and egg, mix well.
Sift together all dry ingredients.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well.
Wrap and chill thoroughly.
Roll into 1 inch balls, roll in sugar.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes and let cool on wire racks.