Mom's Ginger Snaps

Course : Cookies
Serves: 24
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3/4 cup Crisco, vegetable shortening
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup light molasses
2 cups all-purpose white flour
2 tablespoons ginger -- ground
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon -- ground
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preparation / Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cream together the Crisco and sugar, add egg and molasses. Sift together remaining ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Combine well. Form the dough into balls (about the size of walnuts) and roll in additional granulated sugar. Place balls on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake about 8-10 minutes until cookies appear flattened, crackled and lightly browned. Enjoy!

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