- Cream together shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add molasses and egg; mix well.
- Sift in flour, baking soda, salt and spices. Mix well.
- Place in freezer 1 hour or chill in refrigerator 2 hours.
- Form into approximately 1-inch balls; roll in granulated sugar.
- Bake on greased baking sheets in 375F oven 10 to 12 minutes.
*These cookies also turn out very well if made with vegetable shortening instead of butter.