Molasses Drop Cakes

Preparation info

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Appears in

The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book

By Fannie Merritt Farmer

Published 1896

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  • 1 cup molasses.
  • Ā½ cup melted butter.
  • 1 cup sugar.
  • 2 teaspoons soda.
  • 1 cup hot water.
  • 1 egg.
  • 2 teaspoons ginger.
  • Ā½ teaspoon salt.
  • 4 cups flour.


    Mix molasses, butter, and sugar. Add soda and beat thoroughly, then add water, egg well beaten, and flour mixed and sifted with ginger and salt. Drop by spoonfuls on a buttered sheet. Bake twelve to fifteen minutes in a hot oven.