Molasses Crumbles

2 t baking soda dissolve mix roll into balls roll bake at 350°F about 10 minutes
just a little hot water
¾ c shortening  
1 c brown sugar
1 egg
4 T molasses
2¼ c flour
¼ t salt
½ t cloves
1 t cinnamon
1 t ginger (generous)
sugar  
  1. Dissolve baking soda in water. Mix all other ingredients except rolling sugar together.
  2. Roll dough into balls
  3. Roll balls in sugar
  4. Bake at 350°F for about 10 minutes