3/4 CUP SHORTENING 1 CUP GRANULATED SUGAR 3 EGG - BEATEN 4 TBSP. DARK MOLASSES 1/2 TSP. SALT 3 LEVEL TSP. BAKING SODA 1 TSP. GINGER 1 TSP. GROUND CLOVES 2 CUPS FLOUR 1 CUP RAISINS (OPTIONAL)
CREAM TOGETHER SHORTENING, SUGAR AND EGG UNTIL SMOOTH ADD THE REMAINING INGREDIENTS AND MIX FORM INTO WALNUT-SIZED BALLS AND ROLL THEM IN GRANULATED SUGAR BEFORE PLACING THEM ON AN UNGREAD COOKIE SHEET, ALLOW ROOM FOR COOKIE TO SPREAD. BAKE FOR 8 TO 10 MINUTES AT 350 DEGREES, BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVER BAKE OR THEY WILL NOT BE CHEWY
NOTE: I do not make them with cloves, I use nutmeg or allspice instead.
Lol, it's simple and cheap. We did put whipped cream in our frosting last year, and I have to tell you....it just made the cookies more addicting. They didn't get hard, and were still fluffy when we got to my dads house.