Ginger Cremes


1/4 cup shortening

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1/2 cup molasses

1 tsp baking soda dissolved in 1/2 cup hot water

2 cups flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp ginger

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp ground cloves


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cream together the shortening and the sugar until light and fluffy, then add the egg and molasses and beat well. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, ginger, nutmeg and cloves. Alternate adding the dry ingredients with the baking soda water to the sugar mixture, beating well after each addition.

Drop large spoonfuls of dough on lined sheet trays and bake for eight minutes, until puffy.


20 minutes