How to Make Ginger Creams
With a mixer combine the shortening, sugar, egg, molasses. Add the water and mix till just combined, don't over beat. Mix in the flour, salt, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Drop teaspoonfuls of dough onto lightly greased cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for about 8 minutes. Watch carefully, do not over bake !