Moravian Christmas Cookies

Moravian Christmas Cookies Category Cookies 
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2 c Shortening

2 1/4 c Brown sugar

1 qt Molasses

8 c Flour

1 T Cloves

1 T Cinnamon

1 t Ginger

1/2 t Baking soda

1 x *dissolved in:

1 t Vinegar

Use a mixture of butter and lard for the shortening. Sift the flour and spices together. Add sugar and mix well. Work in the shortening with the finger tips or with a pastry blender. Add baking soda and molasses and mix thoroughly. Chill. Roll very thin on floured board and cut with fancy cookie cutters. Bake at 350-F about 10 minutes.

Source: Pennsylvania Dutch Cook Book - Fine Old Recipes, Culinary Arts Press, 1936.

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