Moravian Christmas Cookies Recipe


Preparation Time20 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings4
Main Ingredient


 Flour4 Cup (64 tbs), sifted
 Ginger1 Teaspoon
 Cinnamon1 Teaspoon
 Mace1 Teaspoon
 Cloves1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Butter/Margarine1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Lard1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Firmly packed dark brown sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Molasses1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Baking soda1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Hot water1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1010 Calories from Fat 230

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 26 g39.9%

Saturated Fat 12.6 g62.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 42.4 mg

Sodium 550.3 mg22.9%

Total Carbohydrates 183 g60.9%

Dietary Fiber 4.3 g17.4%

Sugars 69.6 g

Protein 13 g26.4%

Vitamin A 7.3% Vitamin C 0.74%

Calcium 21.1% Iron 56%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Sift flour with spices.
Cream butter, lard, and sugar until light and fluffy; add molasses and beat well.
Dissolve soda in water.
Mix 1/4 of dry ingredients into creamed mixture, then stir in soda-water.
Work in remaining dry ingredients, 1/3 at a time.
Wrap dough and chill 4-6 hours.
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Roll dough, a little at a time, as thin as possible (1/3" is maximum thickness, 1/16" far better).
Cut with Christmas cutters, space cookies 1 1/2" apart on lightly greased baking sheets, and bake about 8 minutes until lightly browned.
Cool 1-2 minutes on sheets, then transfer to wire racks.
When completely cool, store airtight.