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Gingerbread - Adam Quinan
B. J. Nyden's Gingerbread Cookies - Bill

Gingerbread - Adam Quinan
Which it ain't gingerbread man type gingerbread, but it is mighty good. And for a true heterodox gingerbread experience, add a 12 oz. bag of chocolate chips to the final batter before adding to the pan. Amazing.

T. = Tablespoon
t. = teaspoon
c. = cup

1 T. vinegar
3/4 c. milk, room temp.
2 c. flour
2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. soda
1/2 t. salt
1 1/2 -2 t. ground ginger (if fresh, use 3 t., fresh is best)
1 t. ground cinnamon
1/4 t. ground cloves
1/3 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1 egg
3/4 c. molasses
Preheat oven to moderate (350 F). Grease 8x8x2 inch pan. Add vinegar to milk and set aside. Mix baking powder, flour, soda, salt and spices, mix well. Cream butter into sugar, add egg and whip until fluffy. Add molasses and mix. Stir only until mixed after each addition. (add chocolate chips here). Turn into prepared pan and bake 45-50 minutes until the cake rebounds to the touch. Enjoy with cold milk.

B. J. Nyden's Gingerbread Cookies - Bill
These gingerbread cookies have delighted my family for as long as I can remember. We once had a dachshund, the color of slightly burnt gingerbread, who went absolutely crazy when he smelled these baking. He wasn't at all ashamed when we accused him of cannibalism when he gobbled down a gingerbread dachshund.

1/2 cup shortening
3 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup light molasses
1/2 tsp soda
1/2 tablespoon vinegar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 beaten egg
1/2 tsp ginger
Bring shortening, sugar, and molasses to boil. Cool and add egg. Add sifted dry ingredients; mix well. Chill. (Will keep several days in frig) Roll on lightly floured surface. Cut any shape. Bake on greased cookie sheet at 375 degrees. 12-15 minutes for large, thick cookies; 7-10 min. for small thin ones. Makes 2 1/2 doz cookies. Good for gingerbread men. Merry Christmas.