Gingerbread Cookies

David Mudd
  • Yield: 4 dozens


1/4cup boiling water
1/2cup butter
1/2cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2cup dark molasses
3cups sifted flour
1teaspoon baking soda
1teaspoon salt
1 1/2teaspoons ginger
1/2teaspoon nutmeg
1/8teaspoon cloves


  1. Pour water over butter. Add sugar and molasses. Mix well. In separate bowl, sift flour, baking soda, salt, and spices together. Add to molasses mixture. Blend. Chill thoroughly. Roll dough on floured surface to 1/8 to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutter. Place on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees about 10 minutes.

—Marge Reichardt, Watertown, Wis.