My mother did a lot of home baking as long as I could remember. This is a recipe that she provided me that I have made every year for the last 10 years or so. It is an easy recipe to make, and the cookies are really good, and a nice contacts of flavors.
2 cups sugar
1 & 1/2 cups vegetable oil
1/2 cup molasses
4 cups flour
4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground giner
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
2 pkgs (12 oz) vanilla baking chips
1/4 cup shortening
Combine sugar and oil in a mixing bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
Stir in molasses. Combine dry ingredients, gradually add to creamed misture and mix well.
Shape in 3/4 inch balls and roll in sugar. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees
for 10-12 minutes or until cookie springs back when touched. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Melt chips with shortening in a small saucepan over low heat. Dip the cookies halfway: shake off excesss or use
knife. Place on waxed paper to harden. (they harden quickly) Yiield: 10 dozen