sinfulicious ginger snaps
3/4 c shortening [crisco]
1 c sugar
1/4 c molasses
2 c AP flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp each of: cinnamon, cloves & ginger
heat oven to 350 F.
mix wet ingredients in one bowl & dry in another.
incorporate the dry into the wet and mix to make a dough.
take scant tablespoons of dough and roll into balls. take a small dish of sugar and dip half of the ball into it.
place the unsugared part down on a baking sheet [i didn't grease mine] and cook for 12 - 15 minutes.
if you like them more chewy then opt for the lesser amount of cooking time. i like the 14 to 15 minute range.
they will firm further on cooling.
let the cookies firm up a bit on the pan before removing to a baking rack to cool.
makes 3 dozen and a few extra.