I have tried several recipes for molasses clove cookies and this one, hands down, is the best. Another recipe called for 4 cups of white whole wheat flour, and doesn't come close to the chewiness of this cookie. I used turbinado sugar to roll these in, which added a slight crunch, but followed the recipe as written. My 12-, 14-, and 18-year-old boys surprisingly find them just as delicious as I do. I love clove, and will add more next time I bake these, but that is just preference.
Look no further! This is the BEST molasses cookie recipe. I read every recipe to find the one that I have been making for years, and the only difference between Lvs2Cook's and mine is that my great grandmother baked hers at 400 degrees. Also none of the women in my family ever chilled the dough overnight but I'll give it a try. This always gets LOTS OF COMPLIMENTS!