Moravian Spice Crisps

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READY IN: 28mins
YIELD: 72 crisps
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Melt shortening in small saucepan over low heat.
  • Remove from heat; stir in brown sugar, molasses and corn syrup.
  • Set aside; cool.
  • Place 1 1/2 cups flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon and cloves in large bowl; stir to combine.
  • Beat in shortening mixture.
  • Gradually beat in remaining 1/4 cup flour to form stiff dough.
  • Knead dough on lightly floured surface, adding more flour if too sticky.
  • Form dough into 2 discs; wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease cookie sheets; set aside.
  • Working with 1 disc at a time, roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 1/16-inch thickness.
  • Cut dough with floured 2 3/8-inch cookie cutter.
  • (If dough becomes too soft, refrigerate several minutes before continuing.) Gently press dough trimmings together; reroll and cut out more cookies.
  • Place cutouts 1/2-inch apart on prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake 8 minutes or until firm and lightly browned.
  • Remove cookies to wire racks; cool completely.
  • Place small strips of cardboard or parchment paper over cookies; dust with sifted powdered sugar.
  • Carefully remove cardboard.
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