3/4 cup butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup unsulfured molasses 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1-1/2 teaspoon baking soda extra granulated sugar
Preheat oven to 350 F. In a mixing bowl, beat together butter and 1 cup sugar until creamy. Add egg and molasses; beat until combined. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until well combined. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and roll in the extra granulated sugar. Place balls on ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 5 - 7 minutes until barely turning brown. Allow to cool for 1 minute on baking sheet and then remove to wire racks to cool completely.