Nauvoo Gingerbread Cookies

  • Recipe By
  • Published Dec 24th
  • Ready In1h 35m
  • Servings72
  • Calories83
A delicious gingerbread cookie from historic Nauvoo, Illinois. These used to be made by Mormon pioneers in the 1840's

Nauvoo Gingerbread Cookies Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Nauvoo Gingerbread Cookies for 72 servings:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 3/4 cup lard
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger

Nauvoo Gingerbread Cookies Cooking Instructions

  • Prep25m
  • Cook10m
  • Ready In1h 35m

To cook Nauvoo Gingerbread Cookies, you need about 25 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Nauvoo Gingerbread Cookies is about 10 minutes , and you can serve your Nauvoo Gingerbread Cookies within 1 hour 35 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Nauvoo Gingerbread Cookies easily:

  1. 1 In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, molasses, lard, and hot water until smooth. Stir in eggs. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and ginger; stir into the batter to make a soft dough. Add more flour if needed. Cover the bowl and refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour, or until firm.
  2. 2 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness on a floured surface. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Place cookies onto ungreased baking sheets.
  3. 3 Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cookies appear dry in the center.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 83 calories; 2.4 grams of fat; 14.2 grams of carbohydrates; 1.3 gram of protein; 7 milligrams of cholesterol; 37 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Nov 13th 2008

    This is the only gingerbread cookie recipe I will ever need again! If you want a nice soft, not-too-spicy gingerbread cookie, this is the one to try. Don't over-bake, though. Like the direct ...

  2. Dec 19th 2007

    These cookies were the BEST gingerbread cookies I have ever tasted!!! Soft, chewy, delightful, sweet! We will be making these again for Christmas Eve! :D Thanks!

  3. Dec 13th 2007

    very nice gingerbread cookie. I made the dough two days before we rolled them out, and it kept nicely in the fridge. The cookies are soft yet firm and have nice ginger flavor. Perfect for ...

  4. Dec 20th 2006

    Wonderful! Super easy recipe. The dough has great texture and is fun to work with. I substituted shortening for the lard. I made the recipe in the morning while making breakfast for the ...

  5. Dec 18th 2006

    I love these cookies! They stay soft forever. The dough is easy to work with and has a beautiful color. Great christmas recipe!

  6. Dec 13th 2006

    Now ... I've never been a big fan of Gingerbread, as a general rule. I tolerated it! As taste goes, JUST because I'm me, I'd give these a "4" ... but to be fair, as Gingerbread goes these ...

  7. Nov 10th 2005

    I've put off trying this recipe. Not sure why, but that was a big mistake. This is the best gingerbread recipe I have tried to date. It's light in color, it puffs up nicely, and it stays ...

  8. Nov 21st 2004

    this was great! downside: took very long time to make!

  9. Dec 2nd 2001

    THis recipe was wonderful, it took a long itme to make, but it turned out the cutest little gingerbread men that I've ever seen!