Preheat oven to 350°F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
In a stand mixer or with hand beaters, cream together the butter, dark brown sugar and sugar until fluffy.
Add the molasses and beat until fully combined.
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg.
Add the baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and all purpose flour. Mix until everything is evenly combined.
Chill the dough for no more than one hour. If chilled longer, let it sit at room temperature for 15-30 minutes before scooping.
Add the extra sugar to a pie plate or bowl.
Using a medium scoop or very heaping tablespoon, drop dough 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
Roll the dough into smooth balls, and then roll into extra sugar.
Add the sugared dough back to the cookie sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes until the center no longer looks wet or glossy.
Let cookies cool 10 minutes on pan then remove to cool completely.