|Granulated sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Molasses||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)|
|Ground cloves||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground ginger||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground cinnamon||1 Teaspoon|
|Baking soda||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Melt butter, add sugar and molasses, and mix thoroughly.
Lightly beat egg and add to butter mixture; blend well.
Sift flour with spices, salt and baking soda, and add to first mixture; mix.
Batter will be wet.
Lay a sheet of foil on a cookie sheet.
Drop tablespoons of cookie batter on foil, leaving 3 inches between the cookies.
These will spread during the baking.
Bake until cookies start to darken, 8 to 10 minutes.
Remove from oven while still soft.
Let cool on foil.