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Top-ranked recipe named "Ginger Snaps - Burr Family"
Measure all dry ingredients and put aside.
Cream shortening until soft.
Gradually add the cup of sugar, creaming after each addition until mixture is fluffy.
Beat in egg and molasses.
Sift dry ingredients over creamed mixture and blend well.
Form tsp of dough into ball and roll in sugar. (Additional Sugar not the 1 cup)
Bake in moderate oven, 350 degress. 12-15 minutes (in my oven its usually 8 -10 minutes) on ungreased cookie sheet.