I got this recipe from my grandmother. My Mom and Grandma made them every year when I was little. I liked them then, but I love them even more now as I have gotten older. My husband begs me to make these year round. Though I probably could, I really enjoy looking forward to all your year getting to eat these tasty treats. I usually triple the batch since after we get our share, I like to share with others as well since they seem to be the hit every year. The recipe below is only a single batch, but works just as well if you double, triple or quad it. I can’t even tell you how many it makes, since I have not made a single recipe in so long.
3/4 C Oil, 1 C sugar (plus 1/4 more for later), 1/4 C molasses, 1 egg, 2 tsp. baking soda, 2 C flour, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. cloves, 1/2 tsp. ginger, and 1 tsp. of cinnamon
Add sugar, eggs and molasses to oil. Stir well.
Add dry ingredients and mix well again. Chill in the fridge about 2 hours until firm.
Roll into 1″ balls. (It will be oily and that is okay) and then roll in sugar.
Bake 375 degrees until done (approx 8-10 min). Don’t leave in too long though, because they will get really hard. You want them nice and soft.
You can leave like this make a powdered sugar frosting and drizzle over. We make a little of both.