Mom found this recipe in the Metropolitan Insurance recipe book when we kids were little. Heather now loves to make these at Christmastime.

Sift together:
2 C flour
1 T ginger
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt

Cream together:
¾ C shortening
1 C sugar
1 egg
¼ C molasses

Add flour mixture a little at a time. Form small balls, roll in sugar, and place on cookie sheet. Bake 12 minutes at 350°.