Bowl 1: Blend flour with soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon and cloves.
Mixing Bowl: Beat butter and sugar at high speed until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, then molasses and lemon peel until well blended.
With a wooden spoon, stir in flour mixture, then mix and knead with hands until smooth.
Divide into 4 parts, wrap in plastic and refrigerate overnight.
Grease cookie sheet, roll out one part of dough at a time on floured surface to a 1/8-inch thickness, cut into desired shapes and bake at 375º 6-8 minutes. Cool.
Beat egg whites and sugar until smooth and stiff.
Decorate as desired. (raisins for eyes and buttons)