Ginger Creams ¼ cup butter, softened ½ cup sugar 1 egg ½ cup molasses 1 tsp. soda dissolved in ½ cup hot water 2 cups flour ½ tsp. salt 1 tsp. ginger ½ tsp. nutmeg ½ tsp. cloves ½ tsp. cinnamon
Quick Cream Icing 11/2 cup powdered sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 1 tablespoon cream 3 tbsp. butter Whip together well.
Mix together butter, sugar, egg, and molasses. Dissolve the soda in the water and add to the mixture. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Chill the dough for at least one hour. Drop on lightly greased baking sheet (or baking sheet covered with parchment or non-stick aluminum foil). Bake just until set -- when lightly touched with finger almost no imprint remains (7 – 8 minutes) in 400 degree oven. Remove immediately from pan. While still slightly warm, frost with Frosting.