GINGER CREAMS

1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 @ egg
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup water
2 cups flour
1 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Mix thoroughly shortening,sugar, egg, molasses and water. Blend in remaining ingredients . Cover; chill 1 hour. Heat oven to 400. Drop by teaspoonfuls on cookie sheet. Bake 8 min. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; cool. Frost with vanilla frosting. Makes 4 dozen.