For equipment you will need a large bowl and a mixer. First you must cream the 3/4 cups of shortening with the cup of sugar so it looks like one ingredient. I did this step by hand but its very hard to get off anything. Then beat in one egg and molasses(since the molasses sticks I added a little extra to the measuring cup). Now combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon,and salt. The main image is what the mix should look like when you are all done.