Holiday Cooking with Reading Arizona, Part 6

December Cooking Blog

This holiday season, why not try something different and have an authentic Southwestern holiday dinner with the family? This year Reading Arizona is sharing authentic Southwestern recipes for the holidays that have been used throughout Arizona since 1911. We hope you enjoy these authentic recipes and continue to watch for more. From all of us at the Digital Arizona Library (DAZL) and Arizona State Library, we wish you a happy holiday season!

Ginger Cookies

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 cup shortening or butter
  • 3/4 cups hot coffee
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 eggs
  • Flour enough to stiffen

Roll thin and bake in hot oven.

For more Arizona-inspired holiday and non-holiday recipes visit and explore the many cookbooks that feature Arizona cuisine.

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