Crack cocaine? That's how a coworker described them when I brought a batch into work one day. They're so well received that I typically make a double batch. The directions below are for a single batch... in print and in picture.
3/4 C butter
1 C sugar (and some more to roll cookies in)
1/4 C molasses
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp ginger
2 C flour
In a mixing bowl, cream butter & sugar.
Beat in molasses & egg. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture. Batter will be thick!
Chill for 1 hour or til firm so it will be easier to work with. Once batter it chilled, shape into 1" balls, roll around in granulated sugar, and place on greased baking sheets. (That's what the recipe said, but I have non-stick baking sheets and haven't needed to grease them.)
The recipe says to press them flat til baking: I just let 'em spread out on their own, and they wound up pretty uniform in size (although it took a bit longer than 8-10 minutes to bake them in a preheated 375 degree oven).
Bake 'em til they're lightly browned. Cool them on wire racks.
Then watch out for the cookie thieves, because they'll be coming!