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Sugar and Spice Cookies

3/4 cup shortening 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup molasses 2 1/4 cups flour 2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. ground ginger 1/4 tsp. ground cloves 1/4 tsp. salt 2 tbsp. white sugar 3 dozen red cinnamon candies Cream together shortening and brown sugar until fluffy. Add egg and molasses, blend well. Sift together next six ingredients. Stir into creamed mixture. Form balls using 1 tsp. dough. Roll in white sugar and place about 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake approximately 10 minutes or until golden brown at 350 F. When removed from oven, place a red cinnamon candy on each cookie. Enjoy! Submitted by Marcella Gauthier, 9 Spring Lane, Charlottetown, P.E.I.

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