A zillion years ago when I worked in the corporate world, I worked with a girl at NCD who brought these in for my birthday. I was so touched, and they were so moist and chewy that I’ve made them ever since!
3/4 cup margarine or butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup dark molasses (Brair Rabbit, not Grandmas if possible)
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1 t. ground cinnamon
3/4 t. ground cloves
3/4 t. ground ginger
Mix together margarine, sugar, egg, and molasses.
Sift together flour, soda, salt, and spices.
Add dry ingredients to molasses mixture. Blend well. Form into walnut-sized balls and roll in sugar.
Bake at 375 degrees for no more than 8 minutes.