Created by Mikekey on November 17, 2015
Step 1: Preheat oven to 375F.
Step 2: In a mixing bowl beat shortening with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the brown sugar, baking soda, 1-1/2 teaspoons of the cardamom, and the cinnamon. Beat on medium to high speed until combined.
Step 3: Beat in molasses and egg. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour.
Step 4: Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in mixture of granulated sugar and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cardamom to coat. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Step 5: Bake about 10 minutes or until edges are set and tops are slightly cracked.
Step 6: Cool on wire rack.