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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Gingerbread Cookies

This recipe comes from the Scovil Bakery in Nauvoo Illinois, it is an old traditional gingerbread recipe. It is delicious! And a fun thing to do with kids, especially when the cookies are done and they get to decorate them however they want!

1 c. Sugar
1 C. Molasses
3/4 C. Oil
1/2 C. Hot water
2 Eggs
1 tsp Soda
1 heaping tsp. ground Ginger
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Salt
6-7 C. Flour

Cream sugar, shortening, molasses and water. Add Eggs, then dry ingredients. Refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour. Roll out to 1/4 - 1/2 inch thickness and cut with desired cookie cutters. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.

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