Moravian cookies

Yield: 72 servings

Measure Ingredient
4½ cup Sifted all purpose flour
¼ teaspoon Baking soda
½ teaspoon Salt
1 cup Firmly packed light brown sugar
Mix well, and then cut in
1½ cup Light molasses
1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon Ground cloves
½ teaspoon Ground ginger
1½ cup Softened butter or margarine
½ cup Lard, softened
½ teaspoon Cider vinegar

ADD

GRADUALLY ADD

Thin, crisp rolled cookies with a good ginger and molasses flavour.

Sift together into bowl and reserve: 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 ⅛ inch thickness. Cut with floured fancy cookie cutter and place on greased cookies sheets. Bake in a preheated 350 F 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.

Origin: Adapted from the Woman's Day Encyclopedia of Cooker, Volume 3.

Shared by: Sharon Stevens, Dec/95.

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