1 cup sugar
3/4 cup vegetable shortening (or margarine)
1/4 cup light molasses
2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon salt
Heat oven to 350. In large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup sugar, shortening, molasses and egg.
Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended.
Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, cardamom & salt.
Beat at low speed until soft dough forms.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in granulated sugar.
Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 to 12 minutes, or until set.
Cool completely before storing