Revolutionary Recipes

In 1752 a group of Moravians went to the mountains of Western Carolina to select a site for a colony. However, they moved eastward and settled the area around Winston-Salem, N.C.

Moravian Cookies

1 cup molasses................................................ 1 teaspoon nutmeg

1 stick butter.................................................. 1 teaspoon ginger

1 cup brown sugar............................................. 2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 tablespoon soda .............................................2 teaspoons ground cloves

3 1/2 to 4 cups flour ..........................................1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons grape juice or wine

Mix butter, sugar, molasses. Then add dry ingredients AND GRAPE JUICE, AND STIR TO MIX WELL. (VERY Stiff dough)Cover and keep in cool place at least 3 days to ripen. Roll VERY thin(use cloth covered, floured board, and plenty of flour.)Cut with fancy cutters, place gently on cookie sheet and bake at 275 F. for 8 to 10 minutes. Store in air tight container indefinitely.

Granny gives this recipe a blue ribbon. The cookies are GREAT!!!!!!!!!