Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Everyone tends to make gingerbread men cookies & houses around the holidays but I find that people love to eat the old-fashioned quick bread, from which the cookie originated. It isn't too sweet & after a heavy meal is just the right thing! Don't squirrel this recipe away until next year- make it in a non-holiday shaped pan (or in a heart for Valentine's) & it is the perfect cold weather treat!

<3 Lishie


  • 2 & 1/3 c AP flour
  • 1/2 c shortening or canola oil
  • 1/3 c sugar
  • 1 c molasses
  • 3/4 c hot water
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg

Heat oven to 325ºF.  Spray with cooking spray, a pan, about 9"x9"x2". (I use shaped pans...)

Mix all ingredients on low speed, scraping bowl constantly, until all are blended, about 1 minute. Then on medium speed for about 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. 


  1. My little guy loooooves gingerbread, and I even have a shaped pan like yours...thanks for the recipe, I will be making this for sure!

  2. Let me know if you make it Rebecca!