12 tb butter
1 c sugar
1/4 c molasses
1 lg egg
1 3/4 c flour
1/2 ts cloves, ground
1/2 ts ginger, ground
1 ts cinnamon, ground
1/2 ts salt
1/2 ts baking Soda
Preheat oven to 350F.
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.