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Moravian Spice Cookies

"Crisp, spicy wafer."
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Ingredients

servings 57 cals
Original recipe yields 36 servings (6 dozen)

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Directions

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  1. Melt butter or margarine over low heat until the butter turns light brown. Add molasses, brown sugar and oil, stirring to melt the sugar. Transfer to a mixing bowl and let cool for 5 minutes.
  2. Add cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice and baking soda. Mix well. Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time, and beat until just blended.
  3. Put the dough onto a large sheet of plastic wrap; flatten it into a disk and wrap it up. Let dough rest at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours before rolling. NOTE: Dough can be made up to three days in advance and stored in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before rolling.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets.
  5. Divide dough in half and rewrap the unused portion. Roll out the dough on a floured surface as thin as possible, less than 1/16 inch. Cut out cookies with a small 2-inch cutter and place them about 1/4 inch apart on the prepared baking sheets.
  6. Bake one sheet at a time for 8 to 10 minutes or until the cookies are crisp and just beginning to brown on the edges. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining dough. Store the cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 57 calories; 1.5 g fat; 10.3 g carbohydrates; 0.7 g protein; 2 mg cholesterol; 24 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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If you've ever made ginger snaps, you know the dough is supposed to be dry. This is similar, however in making this recipe as written, the dough was already getting brittle after I mixed in the ...

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Maybe I didn't do this properly, but the dough was so dry that I had an extremely difficult time making wafers out of it.

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If you've ever made ginger snaps, you know the dough is supposed to be dry. This is similar, however in making this recipe as written, the dough was already getting brittle after I mixed in the ...

These cookies are the best! I am making them for a neighborhood cookie swap. My husband loves them! My recipe is a little different with more buttermargarine and no corn oil is added. Do try...

Like mjteodori, the dough can get a bit crumbly. Instead of using 2 cups of flour, I only used 1.5. I also added a liny bit more butter to loosen the dough. Overall, great recipe, though. Ve...

Maybe I didn't do this properly, but the dough was so dry that I had an extremely difficult time making wafers out of it.

These cookies were a bit of work, but it was definatly worth it. I brought these to a family get-together and received many compliments.

Great recipe. You need a little TLC with the dough. My previous recipe required 1-2 hours in the frig before rolling out not room temp. I find this a little easier than working with room temp do...

THIS RECIPE IS A W E S O M E !!!

I've made these a few times and they always come out perfectly. I would point out that of you are in the UK, I think you need to use golden syrup instead of the molasses specified. I'm not sure ...