Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

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
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Making Moral Progress? July 3
Vatican statement clarifies duties of Catholic faithful after Obergefell decision July 2
Political battles vs. sacrificial service: The Brooks paradox revisited July 2
A Baptist leader with a message the Synod of Bishops should hear June 30
'Helpful' advice for social conservatives: ignore causes, deal with effects June 30

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope approves process for holding bishops accountable in abuse cases CWN - June 10
Pope Francis’ 2nd encyclical released (includes link to full text) CWN - June 18
US Supreme Court rules all states must recognize same-sex marriage CWN - June 26
Archbishop Nienstedt, auxiliary bishop resign CWN - June 15