Grandma's Ginger Molasses Cookies
Family Tested & Approved
Makes 3 1/2 to 4 dozen cookies
shortening, butter flavor or regular
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Sift together flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Set aside.
Cream sugar and shortening; add egg and molasses. Add dry mixture, blending well. Dough will be soft.
Roll dough in small balls, shake gently in a plastic bag filled with 1/2 cup granulated sugar. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Balls will flatten in oven.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until very light brown. Do not over bake. Let cool for 10 minutes then move to an air-tight container or cookie jar. Cookies will be soft the next day.