makes 3 dozen
Moravian [moh-RAY-vee-uhn] cookies are traditional Christmas cookies in Moravia, Czechoslovakia. Czechoslovakian immigrants settling in North Carolina brought this cookie to the United States.
4 tablespoons butter
½ cup molasses
¼ cup dark brown sugar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
pinch ground allspice
pinch of ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon baking powder
2 cups all-purpose flour
Melt butter over low heat.
Add molasses and brown sugar.
Transfer mixture to a bowl and let cool for 5 minutes.
Stir in the cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice, and baking soda.
Gradually add the flour and mix until just blended.
Shape dough into a flat circle and wrap with plastic wrap
Let dough rest at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350F.
Lightly grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
Roll out the dough between two pieces of wax paper until very thin 1/16" in thickness.
Cut out cookies in various shapes and place on cookie sheet about 2" apart.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly brown.
Transfer to wire racks to cool.
Laura from Tennessee, USA says: I would give this cookie a 10. It was very good and spicy. I loved it.