These cookies taste like gingersnaps.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl mix oil and 1 cup of sugar. Add egg, beat well. Stir in molasses, 2 cups flour, baking soda and spices. If necessary, add more flour to make a firm dough.

  • Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. Roll in 1/3 cup sugar. Place 3 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until tops crack. Remove from baking sheet and cool on rack.

Nutrition Facts

148.5 calories; protein 1.4g 3% DV; carbohydrates 21.8g 7% DV; fat 6.4g 10% DV; cholesterol 7.8mg 3% DV; sodium 109.4mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2007
These were SO GOOD! I followed some other suggestions and here's what I ended up using: 2/3 cup canola oil; 1/2 cup white sugar; 1/2 cup brown sugar; 1 egg; 1/4 cup molasses; 1 cup all-purpose flour; 1 cup whole wheat flour; 2 t. baking soda; 1/4 t. salt; 1 t. ground cinnamon; 1 heaping t. ground ginger; 1 t. vanilla; 1/2 heaping t. ground cloves; 1/3 cup sugar (for rolling dough balls). I baked them for 10 minutes. They turned out perfectly. This is definitely going in my recipe box!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/02/2011
I have to disagree with other reviewers as I don't think these cookies are as tasty as other molasses recipes that are shortening/butter/margarine based. These are much dryer. Not going to keep this in the recipe file. Read More
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396 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 314
  • 4 star values: 58
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2007
These were SO GOOD! I followed some other suggestions and here's what I ended up using: 2/3 cup canola oil; 1/2 cup white sugar; 1/2 cup brown sugar; 1 egg; 1/4 cup molasses; 1 cup all-purpose flour; 1 cup whole wheat flour; 2 t. baking soda; 1/4 t. salt; 1 t. ground cinnamon; 1 heaping t. ground ginger; 1 t. vanilla; 1/2 heaping t. ground cloves; 1/3 cup sugar (for rolling dough balls). I baked them for 10 minutes. They turned out perfectly. This is definitely going in my recipe box!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2007
These are the BEST molasses cookies ever! I like them better then any store bought or bakery bought molasses cookies that I have tried. The key to making these soft and chewy in the middle is to cool them on wax paper rather then a cooling rack. Cooling them on a rack allows cold air to circulate around and through the cookie as it cools, which causes them to become crunchy. If you cool on wax paper no air gets THROUGH the cookie so they stay warm longer and doughy inside. This tip works well for Chocolate chip and sugar cookies too. Try these, they are wonderful!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2007
I've made a few cookies that have oil in the recipe, but none like this! These were fabulous and present so beautifully w/the crackled top. Used 1/2 c. each of brown and white sugar. Added some vanilla and 1/2 tsp. salt. I like things very spicy, and although I used slightly heaping measurements of the spices, I didn't double them and they were perfect and in the right proportions. These somehow have a buttery taste to them. soft but not a cakey cookie, crisp around the edges, the molasses flavor comes through nicely and is not covered up by spice. you can tell the molasses is in there. thanks so much for this wonderful recipe when one doesn't have enough butter or shortening. I should add that I have found in the past that a cookie made w/oil will tend to get a bit hard or crisp by the next day. Just stick a slice of bread in the cookie jar to keep them soft. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2009
First batch pretty good but second batch (with alterations) -- Delicious! I decreased the ginger to 1/2 tsp because it overpowered the molasses. I decreased the white sugar to 3/4 cup and added 1/4 cup of brown sugar. NOTE: These were perfect when I took these out of the oven after 6-7 minutes. At 8 minutes they had burned. Once they were perfected I made these for a party and everyone raved over them. My husband says they taste like Christmas. ONE OF THE BEST COOKIES I HAVE EVER EATEN! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2007
I discovered this recipe when I used the ingredients search to rule out recipes that required butter margarine or shortening. As it turns out it was a blessing. I will definitely add these cookies to my repertoire along with snickerdoodles and chocolate chip cookies. I didn't change anything (even though I was tempted to) other than taking them out after 10 minutes and doubling the recipe. I would definitely recommend doubling the recipe as you will undoubtedly have the demand for them. I have since made a vegan version using egg replacer and these cookies were equally good. Both my teens (the vegan and non-vegan) love them! These cookies are amazing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2007
So yummy! My mom LOVES these cookies and I made them for her birthday. I like how they're so chewy and not cake-like like other recipes on here. The stated baking time is definitely too much. I think 10 minutes is just fine unless you want harder crispy cookies. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2009
These cookies are gorgeous, just like the ginger biscuits I used to buy from the gingerbread shop in Ashbourne, England. I did make a couple of changes. I used butter instead of vegetable oil (never been too fond of anything other than butter in cookies) and I also doubled the spices. I did use another reviewers advice and let cool on wax paper rather than a rack. I made 14 large size cookies from this batch which were crunchy on the onside but so chewy inside. The aroma in the kitchen was heavenly! I will certainly be making these again and again... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2012
Molassses Sugar Cookies. This is what our recipe is named. I've been making this cookie for YEARS...from a recipe that belonged to my grandma. Only diff in mine is I use no cloves and there is a bit of salt added. Oh...and never never would I add vanilla to this cookie - the molasses and ginger and cinnamon are the stars here. Also the bake time is a bit long here - I never bake for more than 10 minutes and usually take them out at 9. We like these soft and chewy so if you do as well then you won't want to bake them for over 10 minutes. This is an AWESOME cookie and has always been a favorite in my household. EDIT This recipe identical to the Ginger Crinkles recipe here except for these have cloves. I would think that both cookies would be deelish - but the cloves would provide a bit of a spicier cookie. You can't go wrong with either one! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2007
The only things I changed with these cookies was the cooking time I reduced it by four minutes because I didn't want crispy cookies and I didn't have vegetable oil so I used olive oil. They came out great! (and possibly healthier?) This was my first time making these kind of cookies and I was very surprised at how easy it was to make them I will definitely make these again soon! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/02/2011
I have to disagree with other reviewers as I don't think these cookies are as tasty as other molasses recipes that are shortening/butter/margarine based. These are much dryer. Not going to keep this in the recipe file. Read More
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