about 4 1/2 dozen

How to Make It

Step 1

Cream shortening in a large mixing bowl; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating well. Add egg; beat well. Stir in molasses.

Step 2

Sift together flour, soda, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves in a medium mixing bowl. Gradually add to creamed mixture, stirring well. Chill 2 hours.

Step 3

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Dip half of each ball in remaining sugar. Place balls, sugar side up, 2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheets. Flatten balls with the bottom of a glass. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until browned. (Tops will crack.) Remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks.

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