1 1/2 cups vegetable shortening
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup molasses
2 eggs
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ginger
4 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon (she likes a bit more)
1 teaspoon table salt
granulated sugar for baking

1. Heat your oven to 350 and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. Cream together the shortening, sugar, molasses. Add the eggs and mix well. Add the remaining dry ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate the dough for a while if it seems too soft, or in between baking batches.

3. Form dough into tablespoon-sized balls and in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets and bake for about 10 minutes.

Makes about 48 cookies.