Tryon Palace Cookies

            Tryon Palace Cookies

2/3 cup oil   
1 cup sugar
1 egg
4 T molasses
2 cups sifted flour
2 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
¼ cup sugar for dipping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix oil and sugar thoroughly.  Add egg and beat well.  Stir in molasses.  Sift dry ingredients together and add.  Drop by teaspoonfuls into sugar and form into balls coated with sugar.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet three inches apart.  Bake for 15 minutes.  Cookies will flatten and crinkle.  Remove to wire rack.
 Yield:  5 dozen

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