It's been snowing all day (another 10cm, they say), the toilet is plugged again, and I don't care. I have ginger cookies. *g* Best of all, you can have some, too!
Preheat oven to 325'F. Grease baking sheets.
Stir together 2 c. flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp each of cinnamon, ginger, and ground cloves (or allspice) and 1/4 tsp salt. Set aside.
In another bowl, using electric mixer, cream together 3/4 c. butter (the recipe calls for shortening, but we only use butter. As my husband says, margarine and shortening are only two molecules away from being plastic) and 1 c. sugar. Beat in 1 egg and 1/4 c. molasses, until light and fluffy. Stir in dry ingredients.
Shape into balls and roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Bake at 325'F for 12-15 minutes or until golden.
Makes 4 dozen (if you can keep from eating them. :o)