Emily Dickinson: In The Kitchen

Beloved author Emily Dickinson, a native of Amherst MA while known today for her literary achievement was equally talented in the kitchen. A known neighborhood and good works baker. Ms. Dickinson was as resourceful with her hands at her favorite - gingerbread as she was a wordsmith. Humble and accomplished her mastery of using local ingredients in her culinary work inspire bakers, food writers and naturalists today. The Details, h/t WKMS

Here’s one of her recipes for Gingerbread Cookies:
Emily Dickinson’s Gingerbread Cookie Recipe
Makes 2 dozen large cookies
4 cups flour
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup molasses
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheet. Combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Shape heaping tablespoons of dough into flattened ovals about 3 inches long. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack h/t Hagard and Halloo.