Recipe by Pam
"Crisp, spicy wafer."
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If you've ever made ginger snaps, you know the dough is supposed to be dry. This is similar, however in making this recipe as written, the dough was already getting brittle after I mixed in the first cup of flour... but it was such a lovely deep brown color and the spices were already smelling so wonderful that I refused give up! I kept adding melted butter and sugar till I got the right consistency while mixing in the second cup of flour. All told, I added 1 stick (1/2 cup) of butter and 1 cup melted brown sugar, plus an extra 1/2 tsp. of all the spices. I skipped the oil altogether. It was worth the effort and the cookies came out just as delicious as I'd initially hoped! These crunchy, spicy treats make a delightful contrast on a Christmas cookie tray with richer sweet items.
Maybe I didn't do this properly, but the dough was so dry that I had an extremely difficult time making wafers out of it.
These cookies are the best! I am making them for a neighborhood cookie swap. My husband loves them! My recipe is a little different with more buttermargarine and no corn oil is added. Do try this if you haven't!
Like mjteodori, the dough can get a bit crumbly. Instead of using 2 cups of flour, I only used 1.5. I also added a liny bit more butter to loosen the dough. Overall, great recipe, though. Very flavorfull!
These cookies were a bit of work, but it was definatly worth it. I brought these to a family get-together and received many compliments.
THIS RECIPE IS A W E S O M E !!!
Great recipe. You need a little TLC with the dough. My previous recipe required 1-2 hours in the frig before rolling out not room temp. I find this a little easier than working with room temp dough.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Moravian Spice Cookies
Serving Size: 1/36 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 36
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 13
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