2cupsall-purpose flourmay use half whole wheat pastry flour
1cupplus 1/3 cup sugardivided
Preheat oven to 375-f degrees.
For the dough:
In small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, & ginger; set aside. In medium bowl, with electric mixer on low speed, blend together the melted butter, 1 cup sugar, and egg until smooth. Stir in molasses. With mixer on low speed, gradually add flour mixture to molasses mixture; mix until completely combined. Cover and chill dough in refrigerator for 1 hour.
Roll dough into walnut sized balls (use a medium cookie scoop, if available); roll each ball in remaining sugar. Place 2 inches apart on parchment lined baking sheets. Bake 8-9 minutes just until tops are cracked all over, but cookies are still a bit gooey inside the center cracks. Cool on wire racks.