|All purpose flour||2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)|
|Ground cinnamon||1 Teaspoon|
|Ground cloves||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground ginger||1 Teaspoon|
|Soft shortening||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Firmly packed brown sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Molasses sugar||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
Combine flour, salt, soda, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger.
Mix shortening with brown sugar and egg until light and fluffy.
Mix in molasses, then flour mixture.
Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls; dip one side of each into sugar.
Place with sugar-coated sides up 3 inches apart on greased cookie sheets.
Sprinkle each cookie with a few drops of water.
Bake at 375 ° for 10 to 12 minutes, or until done.