Preheat oven to 425
In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together with a wooden spoon.
When well blended, pour in the melted oil, butter, and the molasses and mix well.
Now add the hot water and mix well again.
Let the dough rest in your bowl for one full hour. This is a very important step so don’t shorten the time.
After the hour is up, take out a small portion, I usually do one-fifth of the dough at a time. Using a rolling pin, roll it out to between 1/8″ to 1/4 ” thick (I go closer to 1/8″).
Cut the cookies into round shapes. You can use a cookie-cutter, a jar lid, or a glass.
Roll up any dough left over after cutting and add it to the next portion.
You can bake one tray while you’re preparing another portion of dough and cutting cookies
Repeat until all the dough is used.
The last piece from the final portion gets shaped by hand and baked. We don’t waste any of this delicious dough.
Place the cookies on a parchment-lined cookie tray and sprinkle tops with sugar.
Bake at 425° for seven minutes.
Remove to a cooling rack and allow to cool – Enjoy!