Preheat oven to 350F.
Combine shortening, butter and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg and molasses; beat well. Add flour and baking soda, salt and spices; beat until well combined. Chill at least 1 hour.
Roll dough into walnut-size balls; dip in ice water and then granulated sugar. Place on baking sheet at least 2 inches apart (cookies will spread). Bake 10 to 15 minutes.