In a large bowl, mix together the soft shortening, brown sugar, egg, molasses.
In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. Gradually stir in with the shortening mixture. Cover and refrigerate dough at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheets.
Shape dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into balls. Dip tops in granulated sugar. Place balls, sugared side up, about 3 inches apart on prepared cookies sheet.
Bake just until set, approximately 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately remove from cookie sheet.
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