Gingersnaps (molasses cookies)

3/4 C shortening (or, we use butter)
1 C brown sugar
1/4 C molasses
1 egg
2 1/4 flour
2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 t. ground ginger
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. ground cloves (or, we use allspice)
  • Cream shortening, sugar, molasses, and egg together until fluffy.
  • Sift remaining ingredients together.
  • Stir into molasses mixture.
  • Form smallish balls with hands. They should be a bit smaller than a golf ball.
  • Roll in granulated sugar and place 2 inches apart on baking sheet.
  • Bake in 375 F oven for 12 minutes.

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