Preheat oven to 350⁰F (175⁰C).
Combine flour, soda, spices, salt and pepper and set aside.
Beat together margarine, sugar, molasses and egg. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
Form dough into 1″ balls, roll in sugar and place on cookie sheet.
Bake 10-12 minutes.
*Note: Dough may be well-wrapped and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks or in the freezer for up to 2 months before using.