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I love cookies and the molasses is so good in these with the spices. If you refrigerate the dough for about 1 hour, you can shape the dough into balls and roll them in granulated sugar. I think this is a little easier and your cookies are more uniform.
- Cream together shortening and sugar, add egg and beat thoroughly.
- Add molasses, salt, soda, cinnamon, ginger and cloves.
- Gradually add flour. Mixture will be very thick.
- Spoon onto cookie sheet and sprinkle with granulated sugar.
- Bake them for 10 minutes in a 350 oven.