Civil War Ginger Spice Cookies

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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

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  • 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)

How to Make Civil War Ginger Spice Cookies

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.

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About Civil War Ginger Spice Cookies

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




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