These cookies are a holiday tradition in my family. Ever since I can remember, my mom has been making these cookies starting in the fall and until Christmas. The warming spices -cinnamon, ginger, and cloves- are perfect for the cooler weather.
Several years ago we lost this recipe! My mom has all of these recipes written on index cards or cut out from magazines, and sometimes recipes go….missing. It comes from an old holiday baking book that we don’t even have anymore, but luckily my aunt loves these cookies so she had a copy we had given her years ago. Since tonight we almost thought we lost it again, so I’m writing it down on the blog. That is how cherished this recipe is!
These are the perfect cookies for Thanksgiving & Christmas and in between. I’m sure Santa wouldn’t mind if you left him some on Christmas Eve with a tall glass of milk. 😉
2 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup oil
1/4 cup molasses
Stir together flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. In a separate bowl, combine sugar, oil, molasses, and egg; beat well. Add dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Shape into 1 inch balls, and roll in sugar.
Bake at 375F for approximately 10 minutes.