1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup molasses
2 ¼ cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon salt
Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease cookie sheets with shortening or
cooking spray, or line with cooking parchment paper or silicone
In large bowl, beat brown sugar, shortening, molasses and egg with
electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Until well
blended. Stir in remaining ingredients except granulated sugar.
Shape dough by rounded teaspoonful into balls. Dip tops into
granulated sugar. On cookie sheets, place balls, sugared sides up,
about 3 inches apart.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or just until set. Immediately remove from
cookie sheets to cooling rack.