3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg, well beaten
4 tsp molasses
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp soda
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves

Cream together all shortening and sugar. Stir in eggs and molasses. Mix soda and spices with sifted flour and add to the creamed shortening mixture. With hands, roll in one inch balls and then in granulated sugar. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350F for 10 to 12 minutes.

Makes approximately 4 dozen.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana