In a medium bowl combine flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves; set aside. In a large bowl, cream together brown sugar and shortening. Add the egg and molasses; beat until smooth and creamy. Gradually add the flour mixture, beat until well combined. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in granulated sugar. Place balls on greased OR parchment paper lined cookie sheets. With your fingers OR the bottom of a glass, gently press the dough balls to flatten them slightly. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool completely.
In a small bowl, combine white chocolate chips and shortening; melt in the microwave at 50% power for 30 second increments; stir to combine. Dip half of the cookie into chocolate and place on waxed OR parchment paper to dry.