Ginger Cookies

2/3 cups shortening
1 cup sugar
1 beaten egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups flour plain
1 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cloves

Thoroughly cream shortening and sugar. Add egg and molasses, beat well. Add shifted ingredients and mix thoroughly. Roll out 1/8 inch thick on slightly floured surface. Cut with floured cookie cutter. Bake on greased cookie sheet at 350F for 10 minutes.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana