Pemberton Cookbook

Spicy Christmas Cookies

Cut out these cookies with fancy cutters and decorate as desired. They were baked annually in many a Moravian kitchen.

makes 6 dozen cookies



Sift the first six ingredients together. Add the sugar and mix well.

Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender.

Add the molasses and vinegar gradually, mixing thoroughly.

Chill dough several hours.

Using a small amount of dough at a time, roll out dough 1/8 inch thick.

Cut with fancy cookie cutters.

Transfer to greased cookie sheets.

Bake at 350°F about 10 minutes.


Page created. Anne Pemberton. Edited Tue, June 3, 2003 . AP.