A simple yet flavourful cookie with a sugar coating.
3/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp ground ginger
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
Extra sugar for topping
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Step 2: Cream shortening with sugar.
Step 3: Stir in egg, then molasses.
Step 4: In a separate bowl, sift together all remaining dry ingredients.
Step 5: Stir into molasses mixture to form a stiff dough.
Step 6: Roll each ball in sugar to coat.
Step 7: Place 1" apart on parchment lined baking sheet.
Step 8: Bake about 12 minutes.