Note: This recipe is more than 100 years old

  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp soda
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 cups all purpose flour

Bring molasses to a boil. Add soda and vinegar. Blend well and cool. Add shortening, brown sugar, egg and dry ingredients sifted together. Roll out quite thinly and bake in a moderate 350°F oven. These may also be rolled in aluminum foil and stored in refrigerator until needed, at which time they are sliced and baked.

June Fougere