8-10 Minutes


Mix shortening, egg, and sugar together. Add molasses, baking soda, spices, and flour. Form into balls, place on lightly greased cookie sheet, and flatten with fork. Bake in 350 degree oven for approximately 8-10 minutes. Sprinkle with granulated sugar while still warm.

Laura Cushway’s recipe in From Alaska Highway Pioneer Kitchens published by the North Peace Historical Society


2 cups flour

1 tbsp. ginger

1 tsp. cinnamon

2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

3/4 cup shortening

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1/4 cup molasses

Granulated sugar for tops

Submitted by:
Fort St. John North Peace Museum

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