Civil War Ginger Spice Cookies

Susan Feliciano

By
@frenchtutor

We've had this recipe for years. I'm not sure where the name "Civil War" came from, except maybe the recipe has been around that long. I used to take these to work and the doctors would gobble them up. They are moist, not hard, and keep for a long time. I think they are a perfect cookie.
One note: the original recipe called for lard. I changed it to butter because we don't keep lard in the house. But I know my grandmother did.


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Serves:

8-9 dozen cookies

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1 c
butter, softened
1 1/2 c
sorghum
2
eggs
2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
2 tsp
ginger
1 tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
nutmeg
1/2 c
hot water
5 c
flour (approximate)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. You will need several UNgreased baking sheets.
2
Cream together brown sugar, butter, and sorghum. Add eggs; beat until well blended.
3
Stir baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg into hot water; stir into creamed mixture, blending thoroughly. Add flour and mix well.
4
Drop dough from a teaspoon onto an ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle with sugar, or flatten with a glass dipped in white sugar.
5
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool 5 minutes in pans, then remove to wire rack to finish cooling.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Heirloom