Grandma's Gingerbread

Ingredients

  • 8 tbls. (1 stick) butter or shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup Grandmas Original or Robust Molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tsps. baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tsps. ginger
  • 2 tsps. cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup (optional) chopped nuts

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Beat butter with sugar and molasses. Mix in egg. Sift dry ingredients and add to wet mixture, alternately with water, until just combined. Bake in greased 9-inch square pan 40 minutes. Cool.
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