Sift flower, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon and salt into a mixing bowl. Stir mixture to blend evenly and sift a second time into another bowl.
Place the shortening into a mixing bowl and beat until creamy. Gradually beat in the white sugar. Beat in the egg and dark molasses.
Sift 1/3 of the flour mix into the shortening mix, stir to thoroughly blend.
Sift the remaining flour mix and mix together until soft dough forms. Pinch off small amounts of dough and roll into ball. Roll each ball in cinnamon in sugar.
Bake until the tops are rounded and slightly cracked. (10-15 minutes)
MOCHA: Combine hot half-n-half and coffee packet in a large mug, stirring until coffee is dissolved. Add cocoa packet and dash of cinnamon. Stir until blended. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.