The Simplest Gooey Molasses Cookie
(with kitchen tips* from moi)

You can always tell how much I don’t want to be writing by how much I bake.

3/4 cup oil
1/4 cup molasses
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg

Measure the oil first, then pour it into a mixing bowl. In the same measuring cup, easure the molasses next; that way, it won’t stick to your measuring cup.*

Blend the first 4 ingredients together.

Then add

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cloves
2 teaspoons ginger
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Mix well to form a thick, dark dough.

Drop by teaspoons into a dish of sugar (try to use the coarse turbinado variety) and roll to coat.*

Place on parchment lined cookie sheets. Make sure they’re far enough apart so they don’t turn into one giant molasses rectangle.* Duh.

Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Let cool on the parchment, then store in an airtight container.

Good luck not eating the whole batch.