Soft Ginger Cookies

A fall staple, that my husband gobbles up as quickly as I make them.  Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. 

 Soft Ginger Cookies

1 1/2 cup shortening (I know!)
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup molasses
3 tsp ginger
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp salt 
4 1/2 cup flour
Coarse sugar for dipping

1) Combine shortening, sugar, eggs and molasses.  Add ginger, baking soda, cinn, cloves, salt.  Mix.  Add flour one cup at a time.
2) Roll into 2 inch balls. Roll in coarse sugar.
3) Bake on greased cookie sheet at 375 for 11-12 min.

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