Tasty Ginger Snaps

A classic treat. This recipe is one of my personal favorites

3/4 cup shortening
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup light molasses
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Cream together shortening and sugar, add egg and beat until fluffy. Stir in molasses and mix well.

Sift all dry ingredients-twice, then add to molasses mixture and mix well
Using a cookie scoop or spoon scoop out spoonfuls of dough and form into round balls. Roll tops of balls in sugar.

Place the round balls on a cookie sheet, these cookies flatten as they bake.
Bake for exactly 9 minutes in a preheated 350 degree (175 degree C) oven. Remove from baking sheet and cool.