3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt

Melt shortening over low heat, let cool. Add sugar, molasses and egg. Beat well. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, cloves, ginger and cinnamon. Add to first mixture and mix well. Chill dough. Form 1-inch balls and roll in sugar. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes. Do not overbake.