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Solar Cooking Recipes: Gingerbread Cookies

Solar Cooking Recipes

Sun Oven Gingerbread Men made by Shellie Emett



  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 cup of molasses
  • 3/4 cup of butter flavor shortening (or regular)
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground alspice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla


  • In large bowl, mix together sugar, molasses, and shortening until smooth.
  • Rinse molasses out of the measuring cup with hot water.
  • Stir in eggs
  • Combine flour and rest of dry ingredients
  • Stir batter to form a soft dough.
  • If too sticky add more flour if needed.
  • Cover dough in bowl and refrigerate at least an hour.

Pre heat solar cooker to as high as possible

  • Roll out dough to a 1/4 inch thickness on a floured surface.
  • Cut into desired shapes
  • Place cookies onto very, very lightly cooking sprayed dark sheet.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes
  • Take finished cookies off of tray within a minute to avoid sticking
  • Ice with favorite icing

These cookies are very easy to make and bake in a solar cooker and usually do not need more than fifteen minutes.

We even eat gingerbread cookies often in the summer. 

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