Very excellent (and I don’t even like molasses). Rachel eats these by the dozen.
Mix shortening, sugar, egg and molasses thoroughly. Add dry ingredients. Stir in raisins. Chill, if desired. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Roll dough in 1 1/4” balls. Roll balls in sugar. Put them 3” apart on greased baking sheet, and bake 10-12 minutes.
Makes 4 dozen cookies.