Drop Ginger Cakes (Cookies)

24 mins (prep 10, cooking 14)
10 ingredients
60 servings
Made for my son's school where they devote a week every year to "Old-Fashioned School". They go to an authentic one-room schoolhouse, wear period clothes, write on slates, read out of McGuffey Readers, play with old-timey toys, etc. I got this recipe from the Texas Hill Country website: http://texfiles.com/pioneercooking/index.htm . "Written on odd scraps of paper, old envelopes and the backs of cancelled checks, these recipes were discovered in an old kitchen cabinet purchased at a garage sale. The recipes, dating from the late 1800s to early 1900s, were used by the pioneers...." The original is as simple as this: Drop Ginger Cakes. Take one cup of sugar, 3 cups of flour, 1 cup of molasses, 1 cup of boiling water, 3/4 cup of butter, 2 eggs 1 1/2 teaspoonfuls of soda, 1 teaspoonful of ginger, 1/2 teaspoonful of cinnamon, and a little grated nutmeg. Below is how I did it.

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Serving Size (22.64 g)
Servings 60
Amount per Serving
Calories 73.28 Calories from Fat 23.04
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.56g 236.15%
Saturated Fat 1.55g 464.56%
Trans Fat 0.1g %
Cholesterol 6.36mg 127.17%
Sodium 52.88mg 132.21%
Total Carbohydrate 12.49g 249.76%
Dietary Fiber 0.66 g 157.46%
Sugars 8.16 g %
Protein 0.82g 98.37%
Vitamin A 74.52IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 14.66mg% Iron 0.49mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4