Butter, 1/2 pound,

Flour, 2 pounds,

Ground ginger, 1 tablespoon,

Brown sugar, 1/2 pound,

Molasses, 1 pint.

Rub the butter into the flour, and add the ginger and the sugar. Mix thoroughly, then add gradually the molasses, as the dough must be quite stiff - possibly you may not need the entire pint of molasses, it depends on the grade of flour used. Knead it thoroughly, and roll out into a thin sheet

Cut with a small round cutter and bake in a moderate oven until the cakes are brown and crisp.