1 cupFair Trade granulated sugar2 cupsflour
3/4 cupshortening or butter1 tsp.ginger
1 eggorganic free range if possible1 tsp.cinnamon
3 T.molasses1 tsp.cloves
 pinch of salt2 tsp.baking soda

Preheat oven to 350F

Cream sugar and shortening, then add egg and molasses and mix well. After combining all dry ingredients, add them to the wet mixture and mix until thoroughly combined. Roll dough into balls about the size of a walnut, flatten slightly and dip in Fair Trade sugar. Bake at 350* for about 10 minutes.  Recipe makes about 3 dozen medium cookies.

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