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1 cup packed brown sugar

3/4 cup shortening

1/4 cup molasses

1 egg

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

Granulated sugar


    1 Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease cookie sheets with shortening or cooking spray, or   line with cooking parchment paper or silicone baking mat.

    2 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.

    3 Shape dough by rounded teaspoonful into balls. Dip tops into granulated sugar. On cookie sheets, place balls, sugared sides up, about 3 inches apart.

    4 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or just until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack.