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Moravian Cookies

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Servings: 1
Categories: Christmas / Cookies / Desserts

    Thin, crisp rolled cookies
    With a good ginger and
    Molasses flavour.

Sift together into bowl and reserve: 4-1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground cloves 1/2 tsp ground ginger ADD 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar Mix well, and then cut in 1-1/2 cup softened butter or margarine 1/2 cup lard, softened Gradually add: 1-1/2 cups light molasses 1/2 tsp cider vinegar Mix thoroughly and chill dough for several hours or until firm enough to roll. Using a small amount of dough at a time, roll onto floured board to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut with floured fancy cookie cutter and place on greased cookies sheets. Bake in a preheated 350F oven for about 10 minutes, or until browned. Cool on wire racks and decorate with frosting. Makes about 72 cookies. Store in airtight container. Cookies may be frozen.

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