Recipe: Crisp Ginger Cookies

  • 1 cup of molasses
  • 2 tablespoons of fat
  • 1 teaspoon soda and 1 teaspoon water (hot)
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • About 3 cups flour

Heat molasses and fat until fat is melted. Sift spices with one cup of flour. Dissolve soda in one teaspoon of hot water. Combine all and add enough more flour to make dough stiff enough to roll out. Bake 12 to 15 minutes in moderate oven.

Foods That Will Win The War And How To Cook Them (Year 1918)
by C. Houston Goudiss and Alberta M. Goudiss