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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 4 votes
Comments:
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)

Step-By-Step

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