Moravian Christmas Cookies

READY IN: 12mins
Top Review by Hrothwyn

These cookies are worth the preparation time and very moreish - I made the mistake of not making the full quantity shown here.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine molasses, sugar, lard and soda dissolved in 2 tablespoons hot water over low heat. Melt and cool.
  2. Add orange extract. Gradually add flour sifted with spices.
  3. Dough should be firm.
  4. Mix and knead thoroughly.
  5. Cover well and set in cool place to ripen.
  6. Roll small amounts of dough to 1/16" - 1/8" thick on a well floured board.
  7. Cut into shapes with floured cutters. Use old-fashioned cookie cutters for added interest.
  8. Place on greased tins, smoothing out any air bubbles.
  9. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until light brown--watch carefully.

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