3/4 cup butter OR margarine – softened
1 cup brown sugar – packed
1/4 cup molasses
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
Combine butter, brown sugar, egg, and molasses. Set aside.
Combine flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking powder, salt, and cloves.
Add to wet mixture. Mix well.
Refrigerate 1 hour.
Roll out half of dough at a time, to 1/4 inch.
Cut out 2 – 3 inch circles (or desired shape).
Bake on greased cookie sheet in 350 degree oven for 6-8 minutes.