Mix the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, raisins and nuts in a bowl. Cream 2 cups sugar, margarine and eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the molasses. Add the flour mixture and mix well. Chill, covered, for 2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 325*F.
Shape the dough into fingersize pieces. Roll in sugar. Arrange on greased cookie sheets.