Preheat oven to 350 (175/6). Butter cookie sheets.
In a bowl, cream brown sugar and butter until light.
Beat in molasses and milk. Set aside.
Sift together flour, baking soda, cloves, cinnamon,
ginger, nutmeg, and salt. Add to butter mixture
gradually and blend thoroughly, kneading in by hand
the last of the flour mixture. Dough should be
stiff. If too dry, add a bit of milk.
Roll out on a floured board to 1/4in thick. Cut our
figures with cookie cutters. Place on cookie sheet
and bake in over 12-15 min until lightly browned on
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