Nauvoo Gingerbread Cookies

Nauvoo Gingerbread Cookies

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"A delicious gingerbread cookie from historic Nauvoo, Illinois. These used to be made by Mormon pioneers in the 1840's"

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 83 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 2.4 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.2g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 37 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, molasses, lard, and hot water until smooth. Stir in eggs. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and ginger; stir into the batter to make a soft dough. Add more flour if needed. Cover the bowl and refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour, or until firm.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness on a floured surface. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Place cookies onto ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cookies appear dry in the center.
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Now ... I've never been a big fan of Gingerbread, as a general rule. I tolerated it! As taste goes, JUST because I'm me, I'd give these a "4" ... but to be fair, as Gingerbread goes these are ...

I've put off trying this recipe. Not sure why, but that was a big mistake. This is the best gingerbread recipe I have tried to date. It's light in color, it puffs up nicely, and it stays soft...

I love these cookies! They stay soft forever. The dough is easy to work with and has a beautiful color. Great christmas recipe!