How to Make It
Combine flour, salt, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, and soda. Cream shortening until it is light and fluffy, gradually adding 1 cup sugar. Blend in egg and molasses; then stir in flour mixture until well blended.
Shape dough into 1½ -inch balls; roll in sugar; place, 3 inches apart, on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten with fingers, sprinkle with more sugar.
Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Let stand 1 minute before removing from sheets.