Step 2: Making The Mix

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.