butter, room temperature
Cream the butter and sugar, add the egg and beat well.
Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cloves, cinnamon and ginger.
Mix together the molasses and water.
Add alternately to creamed mixture, fold in raisins and chopped nuts.
Batter will be quite thick.
Spread out on floured surface and cut into shape.
Bake on cookie sheet 20 minutes at 375 degrees.