Little girls in hoop skirts and boys in ruffled collars ate gingerbread, too.

Little girls in hoop skirts and boys in ruffled collars ate gingerbreadHeat oven to 325.

Heat oven to 325°.

Grease and flour a 9-inch square pan.

Mix thoroughly

Blend in

Stir in

1/2 cup soft shortening 2 tablespoons sugar l egg

1 cup dark molasses 1 cup boiling water

2 1/4 cups sifted Gold Medal Flour 1 teaspoon soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ginger 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Beat until smooth.

Pour into prepared pan.

Bake 45 to 50 minutes. 9 servings.

Fire Dog Topping

Fire Dog Topping

Spread over hot gingerbread a mixture of

3/4 cup sifted confectioners' sugar 2 tablespoons milk

Sprinkle brown sugar over top. Serve warm.

Whiz Gingerbread

For this delicious quickie, make as directed on Betty

Crocker Gingerbread Mix package.

Whiz Gingerbread 275Betty Crocker

"You'll love this gingerbread with a dish of icy-cold applesauce." Betty Crocker

Whiz Cinnamon Rolls