moravian spice cookies

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Pat Duran
from Las Vegas, NV

These cookies are hailed to be the "worlds thinnest cookies".;or so says the history of cookies book. These cookies have ingredients you would not expect to find in cookies , such as mustard and pepper- I know who would have thought. They are also frozen between the rolling and the preparation . This recipe makes a lot of cookies- but never fear you can freeze the extra for impressing your favorite friends and relatives during the holidays. Hope you enjoy these cookies and the research. It's a great cookie. Photo's show using light and dark molasses and brown sugar.

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
serves more than enough
prep time 45 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For moravian spice cookies

  • 1/4 c
    molasses, your choice dark or light
  • 1 lg
    egg yolk
  • 6 Tbsp
    butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 2/3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    each, ground ginger and ground cloves
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 dash
    ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp
    each, white pepper and ground mustard

How To Make moravian spice cookies

  • 1
    In a large bowl beat together the brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add molasses and egg yolk and beat well until combine.
  • 2
    In another bowl combine the flour and all remaining ingredients,blend well and add to the molasses mixture in small amounts at a time. Dough will be loose and crumbly. Gently press dough to make a soft mound then take 1/3 of the dough and place on a piece of parchment paper;pat into a rectangle. Place another piece of paper on top and roll as thin as possible (1/16-inch thick). Repeat with remaining dough.
  • 3
    Gently peel back top paper,replace paper and freeze for 30 minutes. Remove from freezer remove top paper and cut cookies with a 2-inch round or other cookie cutter. Place cookie on a clean piece of parchment paper on cookie sheet and freeze for 15 minutes.
  • 4
    Heat oven to 325^. Remove cookies from freezer ; sprinkle tops with cinnamon/sugar if desired. Bake for 10 minutes. Yes that is the correct time. But check on them as ovens bake differently. They should be brown but not to dark- this depends on if you used light or dark molasses and brown sugar. If you do not cinnamon/sugar the tops. You can frost with a glaze when cooled.
  • 5
    Glaze: 1 c. sifted powdered sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon vanilla or almond flavoring(extract) 1 1/2 Tablespoons water as needed (milk will make the frosting too soft Blend sugar,salt and flavoring, add water to desired spreading consistency.