Gingerbread Cookies

Posted by on November 20, 2008 in Blog | 0 comments

gingerbread-cookies-51From the Scovil Bakery in Nauvoo, Illinois…


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 3/4 cup oil or lard
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 6-7 cups flour

Combine sugar, molasses, lard, and water (rinse molasses from cup with hot water). Add eggs. Add remaining ingredients. Refrigerate dough overnight. Roll out* and cut with cookie cutter. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

*To roll out dough, use PAM cooking spray in place of flour
**Cookies freeze well and are softer and more flavorful after freezing.

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