Baked by an Introvert
Soft molasses cookies with crisp exteriors loaded with warm cozy spices. Stacked in a cellophane bag and wrapped with a festive ribbon – they make wonderful holiday gifts!
In a large mixing bowl, beat together the shortening and sugar until fluffy and blended.
Beat in the molasses and egg.
In a separate bowl, combine all of the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt. Stir with a whisk. Slowly stir the dry mixture into the molasses mixture just until dough forms.
Roll the dough into 1 tablespoon sized balls, rolls the balls into the remaining sugar, and place them 2 inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake for 13-16 minutes, until the cookies look dry and set.