Preheat oven to 350F
Melt butter, add sugar and molasses, and mix thoroughly. Lightly beat egg and add to butter mixture, blend well
Sift flour with spices, salt and baking soda, and add to butter mixture; mix. Batter will be wet.
Lay a sheet of foil on a cookie sheet. Drop tablespoons of cookie batter on foil, leaving 3-inches between the cookies. These will spread during the baking.