You will need:
¾ cup Shortening
1 cup Sugar (plus a bit to roll uncooked cookies in)
¼ cup Molasses
2 cups Sifted Flour
2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Cinnamon
½ tsp Ginger
1 tsp Salt
Melt shortening slowly; let cool and add sugar. Add molasses and egg. Beat well.
Mix in dry ingredients.
Chill for 4+ hours (overnight is best).
Remove from refrigerator 1 hour prior to baking.
Roll into 1” balls, and roll them in sugar.
Place on baking sheet approx 3” apart.
Bake 8-10 minutes at 375.