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Gingerbread is an old-fashioned, warm, and spicy treat you can make easily at home with this recipe.



Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees C). Grease and lightly flour one 8 inch square baking pan.

  • Cream shortening and sugar until light. Add the egg and molasses and beat thoroughly.

  • Sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, ground ginger, and ground cinnamon.

  • Bring water to a boil and add alternately with flour mixture to the creamed mixture, beating well after each addition. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 40 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts

211 calories; protein 2.1g; carbohydrates 30.6g; fat 9.1g; cholesterol 15.5mg; sodium 235.5mg. Full Nutrition