Sugar and Spice Cookies

3/4 cups shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp salt

Lemon Frosting:
2 cup powdered sugar
3 tbsp butter (softened)
1 tsp lemon zest
4 tbsp lemon juice

In mixing bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar. Add in egg, mixing well. Beat in the molasses. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then add to creamed mixture, mixing well. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove cookies to wire racks and allow to completely cool.

To make lemon frosting, cream together sugar, butter and lemon zest in mixing bowl. Slowly add lemon juice, beating until frosting is smooth and spreadable. Frost cookies with lemon frosting.

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