Sunday, February 27, 2011

Pioneer Girl Gingersnaps

My daughters at Pioneer camp.  Not sure what my youngest
was eating.....
Several summers ago, two of my daughters had the opportunity to spend a week at Pioneer Camp.  It was held at our local museum who had relocated old log cabins onto their grounds were the girls "lived" for the camp.  Throughout the week, our girls came and were taken back in time learning the ways of pioneer women and children.

Among all their adventures, they brought home this delicious & healthy recipe that we all have been enjoying.

Pioneer Girl Gingersnaps

3/4 cup real butter
1 cup sugar (instead, we did 1/2 cup honey & 2 packets of Stevia)
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups of whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 Tablespoon Ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
several teaspoons of water as needed to moisten.

Cream the first three ingredients together in a large bowl.  Add the dry ingredients and mix well.  Add teaspoons of water if necessary to moisten a bit.  Make little balls (approx. 1 Tbsp. dough) and drop onto greased cookie sheet.  Take back of spoon and flatten ball.  Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 7-8 minutes.

                             Enjoy a taste of the good ol' Pioneer days!



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  1. Loving your blog Malinda - the pictures are beautiful. I am looking forward to trying these cookies out this week. My husband loves molasses cookies :)

  2. Thank you for the recipe. Your girls look so cute.

    I'm so happy to meet you. Thanks for linking up to Domestically Divine. I hope to hear from you again.

    God bless,