Ginger Cookies

This page of the Girl’s Trade School book fell apart as I was handling it, much to my dismay. You can see the bottom edge lost a big chunk out of it. The way the recipe starts out is so charming to me. “You take 1 cup…” sounds a lot like a lady I used to know and how she would speak. I can imagine her dictating this recipe to a daughter-in-law while the two of them were in the kitchen and cooking at the holidays.

Ginger Cookies

You take 1 cup sugar

1 cup molasses

1 cup fat

2/3 cup boiling water

1 egg

1 tsp cream of tartar

1 tbsp ginger

1 tbsp soda & 1 tbsp salt

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