Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line baking sheets with
parchment paper. Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment
(or a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer), combine the butter, vegetable oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla and molasses and beat on medium speed until creamy and free of lumps.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cloves, cinnamon, ginger and salt. Mix well. Gradually add to the butter-sugar mixture and beat on
medium speed until just combined.
Using a medium cookie scoop, drop the dough by 1 1/2 tablespoons 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake in the preheated oven for 9-11 minutes, or until centers are firm. Let cool.