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This is technically a gingersnap recipe, but these cookies come out really soft, so they are more like gingerbread cookies. I made them Monday and they are so good. :)

Because of the molasses, the dough for this is pretty sticky. I definitely recommend a cookie scoop if you've got one in order to prevent very messy fingers from trying to get the dough off a regular spoon.


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup cooking oil
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • (optional sugar)


  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large mixer bowl, combine brown sugar, cooking oil, molasses, and egg. Beat well.
  • Add flour mixture and beat till well mixed.
  • Shape the dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in sugar if desired.
  • Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake 10 minutes or until done.

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