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Moravian Christmas Cookies

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Servings: 1
Categories: Christmas / Cookies / Desserts

2  cups  Shortening
1  quart  Molasses
1  tablespoon  Cloves
1  teaspoon  Ginger
    *dissolved in:
2 1/4  cups  Brown sugar
8  cups  Flour
1  tablespoon  Cinnamon
1/2  teaspoon  Baking soda
1  teaspoon  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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