Old-Fashioned Ginger Snaps
2 3/4 cups self-rising flour -- soft wheat preferred
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 cup brown sugar -- firmly packed
3/4 cup margarine -- softened
1/4 cup light molasses
Combine flour, soda, and spices in a bowl and set aside.
Cream sugar and margarine.
Beat in egg and molasses until light and fluffy.
Stir in flour mixture just until blended.
Chill for 2 hours or more.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls, roll in granulated sugar, and place on lightly greased baking sheets about 2 inches apart.
Flatten each ball with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.
Bake about 8 to 10 minutes, until set.