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Moravian Christmas Cookies

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Category: Cookies

 Ingredients List

  • 2 c Shortening
  • 2 1/4 c Brown sugar
  • 1 qt Molasses
  • 8 c Flour
  • 1 tb Cloves
  • 1 tb Cinnamon
  • 1 ts Ginger
  • 1/2 ts Baking soda
  • *dissolved in:
  • 1 ts Vinegar


Use a mixture of butter and lard for the shortening. Sift the flour and
spices together. Add sugar and mix well. Work in the shortening with the
finger tips or with a pastry blender. Add baking soda and molasses and mix
thoroughly. Chill. Roll very thin on floured board and cut with fancy
cookie cutters. Bake at 350-F about 10 minutes. Source: Pennsylvania Dutch
Cook Book - Fine Old Recipes, Culinary Arts Press, 1936.

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