No, not Gingerbread Cookies, but rather soft, moist, spiced cake that needs nothing more than vanilla ice cream or a strong cup of coffee to accompany it. Just mix flour, dried ginger, baking soda, and other spices, cream butter and brown sugar. Beat in molasses and eggs, then add the flour mixture and buttermilk. Scrape into a loaf pan and bake. This is too tasty to wait for the holiday season to bake!
What to buy: There are various intensities of molasses available, from light to blackstrap, and after trying nearly all of them we found that dark (sometimes marketed as robust) tastes best in this.