These turned out amazing and are one of our family's favorites now. Not too strong with the molasses taste. Perfect neighbor cookies for Christmastime!
3/4 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
1/4 c. molasses (Brer Rabbit brand)
2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
2 tsp. baking soda
*Melt shortening over low heat in a small pan. Set aside and let it cool.
*Place sugar, molasses and egg in mixer and add cooled shortening. Sift dry ingredients and add to mixture. Chill dough for about 30 minutes in fridge.
*Form into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes. Enjoy!