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Catholic Recipe: Moravian Hearts

    INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup warm molasses
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 7/8 cups of flour
  • 1/3 tsp. each: soda, salt, ginger, cloves, cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. each: nutmeg, allspice
  • Details

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 11+
  • Origin:

Also Called: Gingerbread; Moravian Spritz; Kolachi; Moravian Love Cakes

These iced cookies can be used on any festive occasion: simply draw liturgical symbols for the corresponding feastday on them.

DIRECTIONS

Mix butter, molasses and sugar. Add sifted dry ingredients. Roll very thin. Cut with large heartshape cutter. Bake in 375 degrees oven for six minutes. Ice with almond flavored confectioners frosting.

Recipe Source: Holy Housewifery Cookbook by Ethel Marbach, Abbey Press, Saint Meinrad, Indiana, 1968
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