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Moravian Sugar Cookies

"This is a very old recipe. The Moravian Settlers were in our area, Lehighton, PA. A very thin rolled cookie."
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servings 201 cals
Original recipe yields 30 servings (5 dozen)

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  1. Mix together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and ginger.
  2. In a separate bowl, cream together the brown sugar, butter and shortening. Add to the flour mixture and mix well. Add molasses and vinegar. Mix well.
  3. Cover and chill dough overnight.
  4. Roll out a small amount of dough to 1/8 (or less) inch thick. Cut into desired shapes.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 10 minutes or until light brown.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 201 calories; 6.7 g fat; 33.9 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 8 mg cholesterol; 60 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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This large recipe could easily be scaled down. Definitely a cookie that would appeal to those who enjoy molasses cookies, for that is what they essentially are.

These are delicious, and the dough is easy to make. However, this is the stickiest dough ever! I finally figured out that I needed to roll the dough right on the parchment paper, cut out the co...

We didn't like these cookies even a little bit! Made the dough. You better be a REAL molasses lover for this one.