By Linda Rankin - Mabou, Cape Breton

3/4 cup shortening
1 egg
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
2 and 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. ginger

Cream shortening; add sugar gradually. Beat in egg and molasses. Add dry ingredients. Chilll dough 1 hour. Shape into walnut sized balls. Place on greased cookie sheet. Brush top with cold water. Sprinkle each cookie with white sugar. Bake at 375 deg. F. for 10 minutes.

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