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Molasses Cookies


3/4 cup shortening

1 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 1/4 cup flour
2 t soda
1/4 t salt
1/2 t cloves
1 t  cinnamon
1 t ginger

Mix together shortening, sugar, egg and molasses.  Sift together dry ingredients and add to shortening mixture.  Chill dough.

Form into balls, dipping in sugar before placing balls on cookie sheet.  Sprinkle with water.  Cook for 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees F.