Set oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg and salt.
In a separate bowl combine, vegetable oil, molasses, corn syrup and water. Use a whisk to mix thoroughly.
Mix liquid ingredients with the dry ingredients and mix slowly to combine thoroughly to form a ball.
Turn the ball out onto a lightly floured surface and roll the dough with a regular rolling pin to about 1/4 inch in height.
Firmly press the molded rolling pin into the already-rolled dough. Use long, unbroken rolling stroke to prevent the design from being disrupted.
Once overall design is created, use cookie cutter to cut out desired shape.
Bake in oven for 12-14 minutes or until edges of the cookie are slightly darker. Remove and allow to cool for a few minutes on the hot cookie sheet before transferring the cookies to a cooling rack.