The Best Soft Ginger Cookies

Total Time
1hr 45mins
15 mins
1 hr 30 mins

I adore these cookies! I found the recipe in a cute cookbook called "365 quick and inexpensive dinner menus". Everyone (even those who say 'I don't like ginger cookies') loves these!

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  1. Combine shortening, sugar, molasses and egg and beat throughly.
  2. Add baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves to flour and mix together.
  3. Gradually add flour mixture to shortening mixture.
  4. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  5. Roll into 1 inch bals and roll in granulated sugar.
  6. Place on cookie sheet (I like to flatten them slightly with bottom of a glass).
  7. Bake at 325 for 8 minutes **very important not to over bake or else they won't be soft!**.