Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Combine all the dry ingredients and set aside.
In your mixer cream sugar and shortening together. Slowly add in the molasses and eggs, one at a time.
Add dry ingredients 1/2 cup at a time until well incorporated.
In a separate bowl add 1/3 cup of sugar.
Using a cookie dough scooper, make 12 balls of cookie dough and roll them in the sugar.
Place on cookie sheet and bake 10-12 minutes.