As long as I can remember, these have been a favorite of mine. These rich, dark, cookies are full of flavor. Although this is not my grandmothers' recipe, this is close to the taste I remember growing up. Ingredients: 1 cup molasses 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup shortening 1/2 stick butter 1 egg 3 1/2 cups AP flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon salt sugar to roll cookies dough balls Begin by creaming the molasses, butter, brown sugar, shortening, and egg for several minutes, until smooth and creamy. I usually go about 10 minutes. The mixture will be light and fluffy. Add other ingredients and mix until combined. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours. Pour white sugar in a dish. Scoop the dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and roll the top in sugar. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet, and lightly push down on the top of the dough ball. Sprinkle with a little more sugar.