1 cup sugar
3/4 cup shortening (ex. Crisco)
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
additional granulated sugar for rolling cookies

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons soda
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix sugar, shortening, egg and molasses well. Sift dry ingredients and mix into the dough. Chill. Make into balls and roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on greased cooking sheet. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 8 – 10 minutes.