These are some of Grant’s favorite cookies.  The tops are crinkly and insides are chewy.  The recipe comes from Sunset Cookies.  I usually double the recipe.  It is a popular cookie so I often make them to share.  I like that I can whip up the dough and bake the next day.


  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup dark molasses
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon EACH ground cinnamon and ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 

In a large bowl, stir together oil, molasses, and 1 cup of the sugar.  Add eggs and beat until smooth.  In another bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves; gradually add to molasses mixture, beating until well combined.  Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until next day.

Place remaining 1/4 cup sugar in a small bowl.  Roll dough into 1 1/2-inch balls, then roll in sugar to coat.  Place 3 inches apart on greased baking sheets.  Bake in a 350° F. oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.  {Make sure to not overbake.}  Transfer to racks and let cool completely.  Store airtight.  Makes about 2 1/2 dozen.

Old-Fashioned Molasses Chews
Old-Fashioned Molasses Chews

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