Stir together first 5 ingredients, and then sift again.
In a mixing bowl, whip the butter a bit, then add the sugar, then egg and molasses.
Sift the flour mixture into the the butter, sugar… mixture a third at a time, till it’s all blended.
Mix up some cinnamon sugar: 1/2 cup sugar and 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
Roll dough into one inch in diameter balls, and then roll in the cinnamon sugar.
Now the original recipe says to put on an ungreased cookie sheet, however I almost always like to use a little bit of oil spray on my pans because they’re older.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes (mine took 12 minutes). Let them cool on a wire rack (or most of the time I grab a thin kitchen towel).