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  • 1/2 c Soft shortening
  • 2 tb Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 c Dark New Orleans molasses (blackstrap)
  • 1 c Boiling water
  • 2 1/4 c Sifted Gold Medal flour
  • 1 ts (baking) soda
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 ts Ginger
  • 1 ts Cinnamon


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
Mix shortening, sugar, and egg together thoroughly. Blend in molasses and water. Sift flour, soda, salt, and spices together and stir in, beating until smooth. Pour into well-greased and floured 9-inch square pan. Bake at 325 degrees (F) for 45 to 50 minutes. Cut into 3-inch squares in pan. Keep hot and serve piping hot with sweetened whipped cream or applesauce. Collection of recipes from "Great Sysops of the World" from COOKFDN ops.