I already posted a crispy version of this cookie, but I know some like a soft chewy cookie. This cookie is equally as good, but just a different texture.
SOFT GINGERSNAP COOKIE
*2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
*2 teaspoons ground ginger
*1 teaspoon ground cloves
*1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*3/4 cup shortening
*1 cup white sugar
*1/4 cup dark molasses
*1/3 cup cinnamon sugar
~Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
~Sift flour, ginger, cloves, baking soda, cinnamon, & salt in to a large bowl.
~Sift ingredients one more time.
~In a large mixing bowl, beat shortening until creamy.
~Slowly beat in the white sugar.
~Beat in egg & molasses.
~Mix in 1/2 of the dry ingredients.
~Mix in rest of dry ingredients until soft dough forms.
~Roll dough into 1-inch balls.
~Roll each ball into cinnamon sugar.
~Place on cookie sheet.
~Bake for 10 minutes, or until the tops are rounded and slightly cracked.
~Remove from oven and cool on cooling racks.