Gingerbread Cookies – Nauvoo Scovill Bakery

Gingerbread Cookies – Nauvoo Scovill Bakery
1 cup sugar
1 cup molasses or sorghum
¾ cup oil or lard
½ cup hot water
2 eggs
Mix together the following:
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. ginger
6 to 7 cups flour (can use 1/3 whole wheat)

Refrigerate dough. Roll out and cut with cookie cutter. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Can freeze.

Becky's Note: This recipe comes from the Scovill Bakery in Nauvoo, IL.  Granny and Grandpa Tanner served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Nauvoo and shared this recipe with us.  I love this recipe- it is mild and if you cook the gingerbread for 8 minutes, the cookies will stay a little soft.

I used this recipe to make Gingerbread Men for a neighborhood play group.  We read this Jan Brett book and followed the story of the Gingerbread Baby.  The children were all so amazed when our Gingerbread Baby escaped from the oven!


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