In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
In an electric mixer, beat butter and 1 cup of sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg one at a time and then molasses until combined. Reduce speed to stir/low and slowly mix in the dry ingredients until a dough forms.
Create balls with the dough, about one tablespoon each. (slightly smaller than a ping pong ball)
Roll ball in a small bowl of the reserved ¼ cup of sugar.
Arrange the balls on baking sheets, 12 per sheet.
Bake for 12-14 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for one minute before transferring to racks to cool. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.
Recipe by Emily Roach Wellness and Nutrition at http://emilyaroach.com/chewy-molasses-spice-cookie/