Ingredients (makes ?? cookies)
3/4 cup shortening (or butter or margarine)
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
2.25 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cloves (could us allspice or leave it out, but the cloves do taste good!)
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger plus 1/2 cup chopped crystallized ginger
1. Cream the shortening and sugar; add the egg and molasses and mix in well.
2. Add dry ingredients, sifted together if that is an option for you.
4. Roll into balls 1 inch in diameter and dip one side in sugar. Place balls sugar side up on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 deg for about 12 minutes.
I have tried adding chopped candied orange peel to these. Mostly to use up peel that needed using, but it is quite a good addition.