Moravian ginger cookies - old salem

Yield: 36 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Light brown sugar
6 ounces Margarine
6 ounces Shortening
1 quart Molasses
2 teaspoons Soda water; rounded
½ cup Boiling water
4 pounds Flour; all-purpose
2 teaspoons Ground cloves
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
2 teaspoons Ginger

Melt shortening and margarine and add to sugar. Dissolve soda in boiling water, and stir into sugar mixture along with the molasses. Sift in about 4 pounds of flour, add along with the spices.

The dough should be almost stiff enough to roll. Let it sit out overnight to blend flavors.

Roll on cloth covered board as thin as possible; cut with cookie cutter(s) and bake in a 275 oven for exactly 10 minutes.

NOTES : This recipe make 7 or 8 pounds of cookies.

Recipe by: Old Salem, North Carolina Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by KSBAUM <KSBAUM@...> on Mar 29, 1998

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