Moravian Cookies

Moravian cookies are a type of thin, crispy cookie that originated in the Moravian region of the Czech Republic. The cookies are made from a simple dough of flour, sugar, eggs, and butter, and can be flavoured with various spices such as cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. Moravian cookies are a popular treat around Christmas time, when they are often made in the shape of stars or other festive shapes. They can also be enjoyed year-round as a simple, delicious snack. Whether you’re familiar with Moravian cookies or not, I hope you’ll give this recipe a try. These cookies are sure to become a new favourite!

2 cups Vegetable shortening
1 quart Dark Molasses
2 1/4 cups Brown sugar
8 cups Flour
1 tbsp Cinnamon
1 teaspoons Ginger
1 tbsp Cloves
1/2 teaspoons Baking soda
1 teaspoon Vinegar (dissolve baking soda in vinegar)

Sift flour, cloves, cinnamon and ginger together. Add the brown sugar, ,mixing well. Cut in the shortening with a pasty blender or two knives. Add the baking soda/vinegae and dark molasses, mixing well. Allow to chill several hours. Roll dough out thinly on a lightly floured board. Cut with traditional style Christmas cookie cutters. Bake at 350 degrees F for approximately 10 min.

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