Day 7 Ginger Cookies (without ginger)

Mrs. Good’s Ginger Cookies (p. 235) are good but they don’t have any ginger listed in the ingredients, at least not in the 1906 Berlin Cook Book! I would call them soft molasses cookies. They are a good basic and easy to make cookie. I imagine these in cookie jars around Berlin in 1912 ready to grab after school or to fill the last little space after a meal. They are made with lard but shortening would probably work. Adding a little ginger might make them even better. I used a large egg and followed the directions. I used a teaspoon to place them on the cookie sheets and baked for around 10 minutes at 350 degrees F. They spread a little.

GINGER COOKIES

1 cup lard, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 egg, 1 cup molasses, 2 teaspoons soda dissolved in 1/3 cup hot water, 4 1/2 cups flour. Beat lard, sugar, egg and molasses together, and then add hot water and soda, and flour. Drop from a spoon.

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