Blend in mixer: Separate Bowl: 3/4 C. melted shortening, cooled 2C flour 1C. Sugar 2 tsp baking soda 1/4 C. Molasses 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon Then add: 1 large egg, 1/2 tsp cloves 1/2 tsp ginger 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp nutmeg
Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture just until blended. Do not overbeat. Chill dough for 3 hours. Roll into 1 oz. balls and roll in sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 min.