¾ C. shortening

1 c. sugar


Cream till light and fluffy


1 egg

¼ c. molasses


Add:  beat well


2 c. flour

¼ tsp salt

2 tsp soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp cloves

1 tsp ginger


Sift and add


Chill 1 hour.  Roll into 1-inch balls.  Roll them in sugar.  Put on cookie sheet two inches apart, bake at 375 for 8 – 10 minutes. 



NOTE: without the baking soda (note the unusually large amount) these are like ceramic tiles. That can be useful for crafts.