My mom’s molasses cookies

This is a different recipe than the one I was looking for.

3/4 c. shortening OR 1 1/2 sticks butter
I c sugar
1/4 c molasses
1 egg
t baking soda
2 c flour
t cinnamon
1/2 t salt
1/2 t cloves
1/2 t ginger

Melt butter over low heat.
Let cool.
Add sugar, molasses, and egg.
Then mix the dry ingredients.
Add to the butter/sugar/molasses/egg mixture.
Chill about two hours.
Form into 1 inch balls.
Roll balls in granulated sugar.
Put on a greased sheet.
In a 375 degree oven.
For 8-10 minutes.