In large bowl, sift together flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt.
Blend together margarine and brown sugar until smooth. Add corn
syrup and egg; beat well.
Add dry ingredients, about one-third
at a time, mixing until smooth after each addition.
Chill dough for one hour.
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Roll out half of dough on lightly floured surface to one-quarter-inch
thickness. (Reserve other half for decorations or for a second
batch of cookies.) Using heart-shaped cookie cutter, press out
cookie shapes or use knife to cut around a pattern. Place hearts
on cookie sheet. Decorate as desired.