Molasses Crinkles Cookies

(Gran (Dad's mother) used to make these a lot)

3/4 c. shortening 1 c. dark brown sugar

1 egg 1/4 c. molasses (Grandma's)

2 1/4 c. flour 2 t. baking soda

1/4 t. salt 1/2 t. cloves

1 t. cinnamon 1 t. ginger

granulated sugar

Oven 375 degrees. Mix, chill, roll into balls. Dip in sugar and sprinkle a few drops of water on top. Bake about 10 - 12 minutes.* 4 dozen cookies.

* If you like them chewy, don't bake them as long, maybe 9-10 minutes. They should look not quite done when you remove them, and let them sit on the baking sheets for 2-3 minutes before removing them.