Step 1Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a baking sheet and set aside.
Step 2Beat the oil and 1 cup of sugar in a bowl until creamy. Add the molasses and egg, and beat well.
Step 3Sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and ginger. Add to the sugar mixture and mix well.
Step 4Roll the dough into teaspoon-size balls. Roll the balls in sugar to coat and place 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Bake the cookies until cracked and lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes.