Submitted by Barbara Roy
Barbara Notes: I make these every fall.Â They are a huge crowd-pleaser and everyone that takes a copy of the recipe end up making them year after year. I often double this recipe and store in the refrigerator for up to a week, then bake cookies on an “as needed” basis.
Â¾ cup shortening
Â½ cup sugar
Â½ cup packed brown sugar
Â¼ cup molasses
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Â½ teaspoon cloves
Â½ teaspoon ginger
Â½ teaspoon salt
In a large bowl cream the shortening and sugars
Add the molasses and egg, beat well
In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients
Add the dry mixture to the molasses mixture, blending well.
Chill the dough 1 hour.
Shape the dough into small balls and roll in sugar.
Place on cookie sheet.
Bake in 375 degree oven for 9 minutes.Â Makes about 4 dozen.