I cannot tell you how many times I have been asked for this molasses cookie recipe. I got this recipe from my Grandmam so you know it has to be a good one! My mom makes these every year too, but we are in a little competition on who makes them better. She likes to put a heaping dose of cream cheese frosting on the top but I think that takes away from the cookie itself, so I prefer a basic powdered sugar glaze, but you could could just sugar them and go at that way as well. Either way, this recipe is for a single batch. I can’t even tell you how many it makes, since I usually make double or triple since they are so popular.
3/4 C canola oil, 1.5 c sugar divided, 1/4 C molasses, 1 egg, 2 tsp baking soda, 2 C flour, 1/2 tsp. salt and ginger and 1 tsp each of cinnamon and cloves.
Powered Sugar glaze- 1.5 C powdered sugar, 3/4 tsp vanilla, 2-3 TB of milk to thin out.
Measure out your oil and add to a large mixing bowl. Add in your sugar, eggs and molasses and Beat well. Add dry ingredient, mix well and chill anywhere from 2 -24 hours.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll dough in 1″ balls, roll in sugar and lay on your cookie sheet. ( dough will be oily, that is ok)
Bake for 9 minutes. Don’t worry if they look a little underdone as they will finish baking on the sheet when taken out. They should slightly crack once they cool. Before they are too cool though, but no too warm, dip in your powdered sugar glaze and let dry before diving in to try one or two.