Moravian Spice Crisps
Moravians, members of a Protestant religious group, have been rolling out ultra-thin,
spice cookies since they settled in Winston-Salem, NC, in the 1700s. Our recipe
is a close replica of those delicate cookies but without the rolling!
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons margarine or butter, softened
- 1/4 cup mild molasses
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease large cookie sheet.
- In large bowl, combine first 8 ingredients; set aside.
- In another large bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat brown sugar with margarine
or butter until blended. Increase speed to high; beat until creamy, about 2 minutes.
At medium speed, beat in molasses until blended.
- With spoon, stir in flour mixture.
- Drop dough by rounded teaspoons, about 4 inches apart, onto cookie sheet. With
finger, press each into a 2-inch round.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until cookies spread and darken.
- Let cookies remain on cookie sheet on wire rack 3 minutes to cool slightly.
- With pancake turner, remove cookies to wire rack to cool completely.
- Repeat with remaining dough.
- Store cookies in tightly covered container.
Posted by LladyRusty at Recipe Goldmine 12/6/2001 11:52 pm.
Source: Good Housekeeping
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