Drop Ginger Cakes (Cookies)

“Made for my son's school where they devote a week every year to "Old-Fashioned School". They go to an authentic one-room schoolhouse, wear period clothes, write on slates, read out of McGuffey Readers, play with old-timey toys, etc. I got this recipe from the Texas Hill Country website: http://texfiles.com/pioneercooking/index.htm . "Written on odd scraps of paper, old envelopes and the backs of cancelled checks, these recipes were discovered in an old kitchen cabinet purchased at a garage sale. The recipes, dating from the late 1800s to early 1900s, were used by the pioneers...." The original is as simple as this: Drop Ginger Cakes. Take one cup of sugar, 3 cups of flour, 1 cup of molasses, 1 cup of boiling water, 3/4 cup of butter, 2 eggs 1 1/2 teaspoonfuls of soda, 1 teaspoonful of ginger, 1/2 teaspoonful of cinnamon, and a little grated nutmeg. Below is how I did it.”
READY IN:
24mins
YIELD:
60 cookies
UNITS:
Metric

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F
  2. Mix the butter, sugar, molasses, and water together. Mix in the eggs.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, soda, and spices.
  4. Add to the wet ingredients, mix well, and drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes.

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