Cream the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar together. Add molasses, egg, and vanilla. Beat to combine.
Mix the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves in a separate bowl.
Add the dry ingredients to the creamed ingredients and stir just until combined.
Add the oats and stir to mix.
Cook in a 375 F (190 C) oven for 9 to 10 minutes, until the bottoms are nicely browned. Let cool for at least 5 minutes before serving.