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Moravian spicy cookies

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Moravian spicy cookies

Added by: on Jan 18th, 2017
These cookies are a classic spicy treat at Christmas season from North Carolina, brought to the U.S.A. by Moravian immigrants (living originally in the today´s Czech Republic). They have a reputation as the "World's Thinnest Cookies."
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Prep Time:
120 min
Cook Time:
6 min
Ready In:
2 h 6 min

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Original Recipe Yield: 60 servings
 

Ingredients:

  • 65 g unsalted butter
  • 50 g cane sugar
  • 115 g molasses, dark
  • 200 g all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp fine salt (from the sea or Himalaya)
  • 1 egg yolk
Nutrition Facts
Moravian spicy cookies

Servings Per Recipe: 60

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 30

  • Total Fat: 1 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 0.6 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 5.4 mg
  • Sodium: 21.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 4.9 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  •     Sugars: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 0.4 g
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Directions:

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Mix flour, sugar, butter, baking soda, and spices together.

2

Heat little molasses and along with the yolk add to rest of ingredients, mix well.

3

If necessary, add a little water and/or butter to the dough to get it soft enough to roll it.

4

Wrap the dough and let it sit for few hours at room temperature.

5

Lay out wax paper or saran wrap on a work surface and put 1/4 of the batter on top. Lightly press down and top with another sheet of wax paper or plastic film. Using a rolling pin, roll out until dough is as thin as possible without breaking, around 1,5 mm or less. This is the key to these cookies, which should be thin like a paper. Peel back the layer of waxed paper.

6

Cut dough using a fluted round cookie cutter. Carefully with a knife, transfer it onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat with the rest of the dough. Bake until crispy and lightly, about 6-8 minutes at 160 0C.

7

If it is difficult to handle, freeze little the rolled dough to become firmer and then cut it into round cookies or to different shapes, such as Christmas stars, trees, animals and other.

8

Cookies could be stored in the paper box up to 2 weeks.

Cooks' note:
More information at http://danieladanaphotographer.blogspot.sk/2017/01/moravian-spicy-cookies-moravske.html

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