Molasses Cookies

3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups flour
2 tsp. soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 tsp. cloves
3/4 tsp. ginger

Mix butter, sugar, egg and molasses together thoroughly. Sift dry ingredients into first mixture; mix all together. Form into balls (1" balls make 2" cookies). Place about 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Top of cookie balls may be dipped in sugar before baking.