3/4 cup shortening 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup molasses 1 egg - beaten 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp soda 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground cloves 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp ground cinnamon Melt shortening and cool. Add to 1 cup sugar, molasses and egg. Mix or beat well. Combine flour, soda, salt, and spices and add to sugar mixture, mixing until well blended. Mixture should be very thick. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll or shake in container of sugar. Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.