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Old Fashioned Ginger Cakes

These have been around for a long time. I first tried them at the New Boston Fair near Springfield, OH, which takes place 200 years in the past. They are wonderful.

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  • Preheat oven to 350. Sift together the flour, salt, ginger, and cinnamon. Stir the soda into the molasses. Melt the butter in the boiling water. Turn both wet mixtures into a bowl and stir in the flour mixture. Add more flour if needed, but keep the dough as soft as can be handled. Drop by teaspoonfuls unto an greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake until just turning brown at the edges. This recipe will make about twenty cakes.
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"These have been around for a long time. I first tried them at the New Boston Fair near Springfield, OH, which takes place 200 years in the past. They are wonderful."
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  1. Elie de Combys
    Fantastic! I love the fact that these cookies contain no eggs or milk and that the butter is easily replaced with oil, making them vegan. I used tablespoons to drop the batter and got 29 cakes. Also, I put the soda in too early and they deflated a little! So maybe it would be useful to be careful about that. I used Blackstrap molasses so I upped the spices to adjust to it's powerful taste. I thought that there was a little too much salt and soda (I usually end up halving those in every sweet item I bake anyway, so that might be just me). Overall an excellent recipe!
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  2. Rachel-Snachel
    These have been around for a long time. I first tried them at the New Boston Fair near Springfield, OH, which takes place 200 years in the past. They are wonderful.
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