Ginger Snaps

Eight ounces sugar.

Six ounces lard.

Half cup water.

Two pounds, two ounces flour.

One pint of molasses.

One teaspoonful allspice.

Two teaspoonful ground ginger.

Two teaspoonful soda.

Cream the sugar, lard and molasses, add the allspice and ginger and rub in, then add the water with the soda dissolved in it, then add the flour working in fully, roll out thin and cut with a small round cutter, and wash tops with water before baking, bake in a moderate oven.

Ginger Snaps. No. 2

Eight ounces lard.

Eight ounces sugar.

One cup molasses.

One-half cup water.

Two pounds, four ounces flour. One ounce soda.

One ounce ginger.

Cream the molasses, sugar and lard, add the water with the soda dissolved in it, and mix well, mix in the ginger then mix in the flour, work well, roll out thin and cut with small cutter, wash pans with water, and wash snaps on top with water before baking.