These cookies stay soft. They are really yummy with a cup of tea or coffee.
Preheat oven to 325
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar Cream all together
1/4 cup molasses
2-1/4 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon Stir into creamed mixture
1 tsp ginger Blend well
1/2 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp salt
Roll into 1-1/2" balls. Dip tops lightly into granulated sugar and place sugar-side up on ungreased baking sheet.
Bake for 13-16 minutes, until set but not crispy.