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LisaLisa Ebbesen

Grandma Peterson made this soft spicy sweet winter treat.

servings:Will serve approximately 8.
total time:
40 min


  • 1 c. molasses
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. shortening or oil (part butter)
  • 2 cups flour (sift in w/spices)
  • 1/2 tsp. cloves
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. baking soda dissolved in 1 T. hot water
  • 2 eggs - well beaten
Gingerbread photo


  • 1

    Combine ingredients above and beat with an electric mixer until very smooth. With mixer turned on low speed add 1 cup of boiling water. Batter will be thin.

  • 2

    Pour into greased and floured 8-inch square pan and bake in 350 oven for 30-35 minutes.

  • 3

    Serve while still warm. Top with either butter, whip cream, or a dusting of powdered sugar.


When visiting Grandma Peterson's house in the winter this was a common treat. Best when it was still warm from the oven!



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