Molasses-Ginger Cookies

1½ cup shortening
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
½ cup molasses
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp cloves
2 tsp ginger
½ tsp salt
Cream shortening and sugar together. Beat in eggs; add molasses and dry ingredients. Roll into 1-inch balls; dip in sugar. Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (not necessary to grease) about 2-inches apart (spread). Flatten slightly. Bake in 350-degree oven for 12-15 minutes.  Take out before they look done for softer cookies.  Sprinkle with additional sugar.  
Yield:  About 5 dozen.  

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