1. Preheat oven to 350F. In a large bowl, combine melted butter, sugar, molasses, egg, whisk well. Sift flour with cloves, ginger, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Add to molasses mixture and stir.
2. Cover a baking sheet with foil. Drop batter onto baking sheet at least 2 inches apart, with a small ice cream scoop or spoons. Sprinkle with sugar and coarse salt. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool on foil 5 minutes. Remove to wax paper.