1 cup molasses
1/2 pound butter
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup hot water
4 cups flour
2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon allspice
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Heat the molasses to a boil. Remove from heat and add butter, stirring until
the sugar in a deep bowl and add soda to the hot water; pour water into the
Pour the molasses mixture into the bowl of sugar and thoroughly mix. Add spices,
and salt and mix with molasses and sugar.
Pour into a loaf pan lined with parchment
or waxed paper and refrigerate.
Preheat oven to 325. Cut dough as thin as possible and bake on a non-stick surface
greased sheet for 15 minutes. Cool on a rack. They will be great
holidays, and we're betting they'll be a family favorite.