Greg's Ginger Cookies

This here is your basic perfect ginger cookie.  Go ahead and make a double batch.

3/4 c. shortening
1 c. brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 c. dark molasses
1/4 t. salt

2 1/4 c. flour
2 t. soda
1/2 t. cloves
1 t. cinnamon
1 1/2 t. ginger

Mix the first 5 ingredients with electric or hand beater.  Combine the next five ingredients first, then slowly add them, stirring by hand.  Chill the dough, roll into small balls.  Roll each ball around in a dish of granulated sugar.  Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 10 minutes. (Do not grease cookie sheet.)