Ginger helps more than anything when chemo brings on nausea. My mom came across this ginger cookie recipe while watching the Barefoot Contessa on TV. She made up a batch last night, and they are perfect. Real ginger flavor, plenty of spice, soft, hearty.
Sift together dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, beat together oil, molasses, and brown sugar on medium speed. Reduce the speed to low, then add the egg. Beat for a full minute after scraping down the sides. Slowly add the dry ingredients until fully combined. Finally, add the ginger and continue mixing until it is well combined.
Scoop dough, and roll with hands into a 1 1/2-inch ball, roll in granulated sugar, then flatten. Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 13 minutes. Cool for a couple minutes before transferring to wire racks to finish cooling.
recipe from Ina Garten