This recipe was my grandmother’s recipe. It was a cake-like cookie served with powdered sugar. this cookie is also good with cream cheese frosting.
4 cups flour
3/4 t nutmeg
3/4 t cinnamon
3/4 t ginger
1/2 t salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter or Crisco™*
1 cup molasses
2 t soda
1 cup hot water
3 cups confectioners sugar
2 T melted butter
1 t vanilla
Oven 375º Cover cookie sheets with parchment paper
Combine and mix dry ingredients. Set aside. Dissolve soda in water and cool.
Combine confectioners sugar, butter, and vanilla. Set frosting aside
Cream sugar and Crisco™. Add egg and molasses and combine. Mix soda water alternetly in thirds with dry ingredients until incorporated.
Drop by teaspoon size cookie scoop onto cookie sheet. Bake 9 to 12 minutes.
Remove and dip into frosting while warm and cool.
*When using Crisco™ the cookies are higher. If you use butter the cookies flatten out. The melting point of Crisco™ Is higher and let’s the eggs and flour set up.