Old-fashioned gingerbread recipe is found

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December 26, 1990|By Sherrie Clinton | Sherrie Clinton,Evening Sun Staff

Here's an old-fashioned gingerbread recipe for Barbara Sparks, of Glen Burnie. The recipe is from Marijane Stokes of Towson.

Gingerbread Cookies

1 cup light brown sugar

1 cup shortening

1 cup molasses

1 cup buttermilk

1 tablespoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ginger

1 teaspoon cinnamon

4 1/2 cups flour

3 egg yolks, beaten until frothy, optional

Cream sugar and shortening. Add molasses. Set aside. Dissolve soda in buttermilk. Add to molasses mixture. Mix spices and flour together and add to the molasses mixture. Drop by soup-spoonfuls onto cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes until baked through. If desired, beaten egg yolk may be brushed over unbaked cookies to make tops shiney.


Virginia Arrington of West Friendship sent us this cinnamon cake recipe. She says the baking time of 15 to 20 minutes is correct. The recipe is for Roslyn Margolin.

Cinnamon Cake 1 1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 1/2 cups milk

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cups flour, sifted

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

1 tablespoon flour

1 tablespoon cinnamon

4 tablespoons butter

Sift dry ingredients together. Beat eggs and milk into the sugar and shortening. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Pour into a well-greased 13x9x2-inch pan.

Make topping by combining the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Sprinkle over cake and dot with butter.

Bake at 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until tests done.


Mildred Wolf of Glen Burnie had asked us for a cranberry coffee cake. Thanks to all the readers who sent in recipes. Helen Eustace of Aberdeen sent us this "very good" recipe.

Cranberry Coffee Cake 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 8-ounce carton sour cream

1 teaspoon almond extract

1 10-ounce can whole cranberry sauce

1/2 cup chopped nuts

Glaze, recipe given

ACream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition. Add flavoring and mix well.

Spoon one-third of mixture into a greased and floured tube pan. Spread one-third of cranberry sauce over the batter. Repeat layers twice more, ending with cranberry sauce. Sprinkle with nuts. (Pecans are very good.) Bake at 350 degrees for one hour or until cake tests done. Spread with glaze while still warm.

make glaze: combine three-quarters cup confectioner's sugar, one-half teaspoon almond extract and one tablespoon warm water.


Here's another recipe for Sandy Anderson. She had requested a rich pound cake. Dorothy Yingling of Owings Mills says this cake

is "sinful."

Sour Cream Pound Cake cups granulated sugar

5 sticks butter

6 large eggs, at room temperature

3 cups flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 pint sour cream

3 teaspoons rum, almond or vanilla extract

Cream together sugar, butter and eggs. Add flour and baking soda. Mix well. Add remaining ingredients. Beat one minute. Bake in large, greased and floured tube pan in a preheated 325-degree oven for 1 1/2 to two hours or until cake tests done.

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