Whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and salt together in a medium mixing bowl until well combined. Set aside.
Mix together in a small bowl the ingredients of the fake egg. Set aside.
Beat the butter and brown sugar together with an electric mixer on high speed until creamy, about 3 minutes. Add the molasses and beat until combined. Then add the fake egg mixture and vanilla extract and beat until combined, about 1 minute.
Reduce the mixer’s speed to low, add the dry ingredient, scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed, and continue beating until well combined. Cover the dough tightly with plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour and up to 3 days.
When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350° F (180° C). Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
Roll cookie dough, 1 tablespoon each, into balls. Roll each in raw sugar, if desired, and arrange 3 inches apart on the baking sheets.
Bake for 11-12 minutes or until edges are set and the tops are cracking.
Remove from the oven. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.