Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, ginger, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.
In the bowl of an electric mixer beat together butter 5 tablespoon sugar and brown sugar for 2 to 3 minutes, until fluffy.
Add the egg, and beat for 30 seconds.
Mix in molasses.
When molasses are incorporated, slowly add flour mixture, until everything is just combined.
Cover and chill the dough for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Using a 1 to 1 and 1/2 inch spring release scoop, scoop balls of dough about and roll each ball in the remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar.
Place cookie dough on a lined baking sheet and bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until the cookies are crisp around the edges and set in the center.
Remove from the oven and allow to cook 2 minutes before removing them from the cookie tra to a wire rack to cool completely.
If frosting or dipping the cookie in chocolate, allow them to cool completely.