Sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and ginger together.
In a separate bowl, cream the butter or margarine, shortening and sugar together until fluffy.
Now add the eggs, one at a time and stir hard after each addition.
Mix in the molasses and flour mixture thoroughly.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet. Be sure to allow for spreading. Bake 12-15 minutes. Cool before removing from cooking sheet.
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