Thursday, January 19, 2006

Moravian Sugar Cookies

Decorated Moravian Molasses Cookies
1/2 cup butter, melted
2/3 cup molasses
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons minced candied ginger
1/3 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2-1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
¼ cup water
3 tablespoons egg white powder
2 ½ cups confectioners sugar
Cookies: Combine butter, molasses. Add sugar, spices, salt, soda and baking powder. Add flour gradually; mix well. Chill dough at least 2 hours.

Roll dough ¼ inch on floured surface. Use cookie cutter to cut in varying shapes. Bake 8-10 minutes on parchment lined baking sheets at 350°.Yield, depends on size of cookie cutter. 2 inch cutter yielded 24 cookies.

Icing: Whisk the water and egg white powder until smooth and foamy. Gradually add the confectioners’ sugar to make smooth icing. Divide into batches to make desired
Previously posted April 22, 2005 in Food Got To Love It

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