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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


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease large cookie sheet.
  2. In large bowl, combine first 8 ingredients; set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. With spoon, stir in flour mixture.
  5. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons, about 4 inches apart, onto cookie sheet. With finger, press each into a 2-inch round.
  6. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until cookies spread and darken.
  7. Let cookies remain on cookie sheet on wire rack 3 minutes to cool slightly.
  8. With pancake turner, remove cookies to wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Repeat with remaining dough.
  10. Store cookies in tightly covered container.

Servings: 36

Posted by LladyRusty at Recipe Goldmine 12/6/2001 11:52 pm.

Source: Good Housekeeping

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