In a stand mixer, mix together on medium speed, the sugar, oil, molasses and spices for about 5 minutes. You shouldn’t have to scrape the bowl too much, but do as necessary.
Add in egg and mix on medium speed for another 2 minutes.
Add in flour and baking soda, and mix on medium speed to incorporate all the flour. I added more flour (it was originally 1 1/4 cup but I found it was too sticky to roll into balls. You can add more flour if needed)
Roll the dough into about 1″ balls, and drop into sugar. Flatten slightly, or leave as a ball it will flatten, on the cookie sheet.
Put into oven for 10 minutes
Cool on the cookie sheet for 3 minutes before removing to rack to cool completely.