Family Tested & Approved
butter flavor shortening
+ 1 tblsp all purpose flour
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.
Cream the shortening and sugar together.
Add egg and beat until fluffy. Then add the molasses and beat thoroughly.
Sift (or whisk) the flour, ground cloves, cinnamon, ground ginger, soda and salt, and add to shortening and sugar mixture.
Roll into 1 inch balls, then roll in sugar.
Place on cookie sheet and press lightly with a glass dipped in sugar.
Bake @ 350 degrees for 14-15 minutes. Let cool 2 minutes, then remove from pan to cooling rack.