This is a recipe pamphlet from Dromedary for their Gingerbread Mix and Dates. There’s no date anywhere but this would have been published shortly after WWII since it mentions food shortages easing. The full sheet is typed below along with scans of both sides, you can click them to view a larger copy.

Luscious Ways To Bake Dromedary Gingerbread Mix - Click To View LargerSoon you’ll have all these fine Dromedary Foods again!


As shortages ease, more and more Dromedary products will reappear at your grocer’s. Watch for them. Ask for them. Every one of them makes a delicious addition to your table. Every one saves you time and work. A boon to busy home-makers (and their grateful families!) Naturally, they’re all Dromedary top quality . . . the very finest in food!


SAVE YOUR PRECIOUS SUGAR: Bake your most delicious home-made desserts with Dromedary Gingerbread Mix. World’s most famous recipe . . . yet all you do is add water . . . right from the tap!

Dromedary Mix is based on the treasured (and justly famous) recipe of George Washington’s mother. Accurately blended of the choicest, most wholesome ingredients obtainable, Dromedary Mix makes rich, delectable gingerbread . . . finest you can bake or buy. Still it actually costs you less to use Dromedary than to buy all the makings yourself!

Toppings illustrated take little or no sugar.

WITH ICE CREAM (OR WHIPPED CREAM): America’s No. 1 Dessert! Especially delicious when gingerbread is served hot.

CUP CAKES: Add one cup water to Mix. Fill greased muffin pans 1/2 full. Bake in moderate oven (350°) about 20 minutes. Fill with fluffy cream cheese or applesauce. Or frost them. A nourishing lunch box treat.

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GINGERBREAD LAYER CAKE: Add 1 cup water to Mix. Divide batter into 2 greased pans (8″). Bake in moderate oven (350°) 30 to 35 min. Cake serves 8. For larger cake use 2 packages.

FLUFFY ORANGE CREAM CHEESE TOPPING: Add 1 tbsp. milk and 1 tbsp. orange juice to 3-oz. pkge. cream cheese. Sweeten if preferred. Beat until fluffy. Fold in 1/2 tsp. grated orange rind and spread. TO USE FOR FILLING ALSO, double the quantities. Good too with whipped cream, sliced bananas.

APPLESAUCE WITH GINGERBREAD is one of New England’s favorites. A delectable combination and an excellent way to add fruit to your menu. Best when Gingerbread is warm and applesauce cold.


Arrange stewed sliced apples, or any other cooked fruit, in a lined pan. Pour in 1/4 cup light corn syrup. Gently cover with gingerbread batter. Bake in moderate oven (350°) 40 to 50 min. Remove from pan at once.

Toppings Not Illustrated:

WHIPPED JELLY TOPPING: Beat 1 egg white until stiff. Add 1/4 cup currant or apple jelly and continue beating until mixture stands in peaks.

ORANGE CUSTARD SAUCE: Combine 2 beaten eggs with 1/3 cup sugar and dash of salt in top of double boiler. Stir in 1 1/2 cups milk and place over boiling water. Cook, stirring constantly until moisture coats spoon. Remove from fire. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon orange extract or 1 teaspoon grated orange rind. Delicious!

CHOCOLATE BITS: After Gingerbread batter has been poured onto pan, sprinkle with 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces. Bake as usual.

STUFFED GINGERBREAD: Split gingerbread and fill with cream cheese to which a little milk and cut-up Dromedary Dates have been added.

CHOCOLATE STUDDED GINGIES: Service men’s delight! Add 1/3 cup water to contents of package. Add 7 oz. pkge. semi-sweet chocolate pieces. Drop by half tsp. onto greased baking sheet. Bake 10-12 min., 350°.

Luscious Ways To Bake Dromedary Gingerbread Mix - Click To View LargerThe Only Pasteurized Dates

Nature’s most delicious confection–dates! And so rich in food energy and minerals that people have lived for days on dates and water alone! Only Dromedary Dates are pasteurized for your protection. A wholesome, easily digested sweet for grown-ups and children alike.

P.S. Dates help keep you “regular”.


Ever notice how guests make a bee-line for dates? Always the most popular refreshment at any gathering.

STUFFED DATES: Try ground nuts and raisins. Or peanut butter, or walnut halves. Best of all, cream cheese and shredded coconut. If you like a sugar coating, shake 5 or 6 dates at a time in a paper bag containing 1/3 cup granulated sugar.

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9 Responses to Luscious Ways To Bake Dromedary Gingerbread Mix – Vintage Recipe Sheet

Betsy R
Published 2 March, 2009 in 2:01 pm

years ago the Dromedary Gingerbread Mix box had a recipe for soft cookies. As I recall, it called for 2 Tablespoons of melted butter or margerine and 5 Tablespoons hot water. Suggested additions were raisons and walnuts. I can no longer find Dromedary mix so used Betty Crocker with the above additions. Out of the oven the cookies were good but soon were hard as rocks. I baked at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes. Would 350 be better? Does anyone have the original recipe or suggestions for cookies that stay soft? I am too lazy to make them from scratch. Thanks,

Patricia Mathews
Published 25 March, 2009 in 8:37 pm

Is Dromedary Gingerbread Mix still available. I have not been able to find it on the shelves in Reno, Nevada for the past several years.

Mary C.
Published 20 May, 2009 in 8:34 pm

I would like the receipe for cookies using dromedary dated and rice crispies. It’s prepared in cast iron skillet.

Miss DeLyn
Published 24 August, 2009 in 10:11 pm

I haven’t been able to find Dromidary Gingerbread Mix in any of my mega-marts in Los Angeles for about 5 years. I have even checked in Utah and in Denver Co. No luck there either. However, I just Googled Dromidary Gingerbread and found a site that has at least 600 boxes of the mix. The site’s name is Your Food Store. Check it out. Good luck.
Also I have found that warmed Lemon Curd (lemon pie filling) or Peppermint whiped cream ( whip your cream and substitue finely crused peppermint candies for the sugar and omit the vanilla) make GREAT toppings for Dromidary Gingerbread.

vella boyd
Published 24 January, 2010 in 11:29 am

i also have been looking for dromedary ginger bread mix for some time, to no advil.when will the item be put back on the market? HOPE SOON

Verda K.
Published 22 December, 2010 in 1:07 am

I did a Google search and found a few places to purchase Dromadary Gingerbread Mix. Believe it or not carries the mix; these links also have the mix for sale ; ; and the home site for the company has some recipes using the mix Hope this helps, I know it has helped me as I’ve been looking everywhere for the mix too.

Published 3 April, 2012 in 7:51 pm

Whasn’t there a Dromrdary Brand Sugar in like the fifties????

Published 3 April, 2012 in 7:52 pm

I meant Dromedary!!

Published 21 September, 2021 in 1:49 pm

The Gingerbread mix was so incredibly popular. Most of us grew up on that Mix. Why would you do away with such a
Popular mix.
Please reconsider returning that mix to our grocery shelves, or at least to where we can buy it on line.
Thank You!!

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