Moravian Christmas Cookies (Czech) Recipe

Moravian Christmas Cookies (Czech) Recipe

Kathy H
Edited on Oct 09, 2009

Ginger was a popular spice in colonial America and crates of it were imported to local Moravian communities from the Virgin Islands



8 oz Dark molasses
1/2 c Brown sugar
1/2 c Margarine
1 1/2 ts Cinnamon
1 1/2 ts Cloves
1 ts Ginger
1 ts Allspice
1/2 ts Nutmeg
1 tb Baking soda
4 c Flour



1. Mix flour, sugar, butter, and spices together. Heat molasses until lukewarm and add baking soda to it. Add molasses to rest of ingredients and mix well. If necessary, add a little water to the dough to get it to a soft enough consistency to roll it. Roll the dough on a well floured surface, making it as thin as humanly possible. (Paper thin, if you can!)

2. Cut into desired shapes, and transfer to a non-stick cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes. If ya do it right, you'll end up with a delicately thin, not too sweet, yummy spicy cookie. This recipe makes about 40,000 cookies , so be prepared to eat lots of 'em!!

Not a NESTLÉ®-tested recipe.

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