Here is another of my favorites. It's called a Texas sheet cake. I make it in a 12 x 17" jelly-roll pan.
In a large sauce pan: Combine 2 sticks butter + 4tbls cocoa + 1 cup water and bring to rapid BOIL Add in and mix well with a hand beater: 2 cups flour + 2 cups sugar +1/2 cup buttermilk + 2 slightly beaten eggs + 1 tsp soda + 1tsp vanilla Pour into the greased and floured pan. Bake 20 minutes @ 400 degrees. Frosting: In a large sauce pan: Combine 1 stick butter + 4 tbls cocoa + 1/3 cup milk and boil Add in and mix with hand beater: 4 cups confectioners sugar + 1 tsp vanilla I find it works best to frost the cake hot out of the oven.
I have deep New England roots and this recipe is one my grandparents enjoyed. I hope you like these cookies as much as I do. There is nothing better than a hot and soft ginger cookie on a cold Connecticut day!
Ginger Cookies Heat oven to 350 degrees Beat together into a batter... 3/4 cup shortening 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup dark molasses 1 egg Mix in... 2 tsp. baking soda 2 cups flour 1 tsp. each: ginger, cloves, cinnamon Scoop dough into 1-1/2 inch balls, roll and place on cookie sheet. Flatten each cookie with a sugared glass. Bake until just cooked, light brown, 8-10 minutes. 2 dozen.