1935 recipe from old Brer Rabbit Molasses advertising
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter and lard mixed (it'll work just fine if you use all butter)
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 cup Brer Rabbit Molasses
2 1/2 cups sifted flour
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup hot water
Cream shortening and sugar. Add beaten egg, molasses, then dry ingredients which have been sifted together. Add hot water last and beat until smooth. Bake in greased shallow pan 40-45 minutes in moderate oven (350° F). Makes 15 portions.
Speaking of gingerbread, here's Susan Day in 1967 (before her Partridge Family days, when she was a model) decorating a gingerbread house.
Here's an easy riddle: How many bows does it take to make Susan Day's hair look ridiculous?