1 C. brown sugar
3/4 C. shortening
1/4 C. molasses
1 1/2 C. flour
1 C. oats, quick or old-fashioned
2 t. baking soda
2 t. ground ginger
1 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. salt
Cream together sugar and shortening; stir in egg and molasses.
In separate bowl, combine flour, oats, baking soda, spices and salt. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture, mixing well. Chill dough for one hour.
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Roll dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar to coat. Place cookies on greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Let stand 5 minutes before removing to cooling racks.
Makes four dozen cookies.