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Catholic Recipe: Dutch Treat


  • 1 cup molasses
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 3 squares grated chocolate
  • Enough sifted flour to
  • make a stiff dough
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Details

  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 6+
  • Origin: Netherlands

Also Called: Dutch chocolate cookies

This Advent cookie from the Netherlands is full of the rich flavor of Dutch chocolate.


Cream butter. Add molasses and brown sugar. Stir in chocolate. Add flour and soda. Drop spoonfuls of batter on a greased cookie sheet. Flatten with a glass covered with damp cloth. Bake in a moderate oven (350°) for about 15 minutes.

Recipe Source: Cooking for Christ by Florence Berger, National Catholic Rural Life Conference, 4625 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310, 1949, 1999
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