Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
In a large bowl, cream together shortening and sugar.
Add egg and beat until creamy.
Stir in corn syrup and chocolate.
Blend in sifter ingredients.
Roll into balls about 1 tablespoon each.
Roll balls in sugar and place on cookie sheet.
Bake 15 minutes.
Let cool 5 minutes and transfer to wire rack to cool completely.