Because my mom asked:
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
2 1/4 cups sifted all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, molasses, and egg.
In a medium bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir to combine.
Put 1/2 cup granulated sugar in a small bowl.
Roll dough into small balls, then roll in granulated sugar.
Place on cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Bake for 10-12 minutes.