Moravian Spice Cookies

Amount   Measure   Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------   ------------   --------------------------------
1/2   cup   unsalted butter
1/2   cup   dark molasses
1/3   cup   dark brown sugar -- packed
1   teaspoon   ground cinnamon
1   teaspoon   ground ginger
1/2   teaspoon   ground cloves
1/2   teaspoon   ground allspice
1/2   teaspoon   baking soda
2   cups   all-purpose flour
  vegetable cooking spray
Melt butter in small saucepan over low heat. Cook, swirling in the pan, until butter turns a nutty brown.

Add molasses and brown sugar stirring to melt the sugar. Transfer to a mixing bowl and let cool.

Add cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice, and baking soda to butter mixture.

Add flour 1/2 cup at a time beating until just incorporated.

Turn dough out onto plastic wrap and form in to a disk. Cover with wrap and let sit at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours.

Heat oven to 350F . Spray 2 cookie sheets.

Divide dough in half and roll out of floured board until it is 1/16 inch thick. Using a 2 inch round cutter cut out dough and place 1/4 inch apart on cookie sheets.

Bake one sheet at a time for 8 to 10 inches or until cookies are crisp and edges start to brown. Cool on rack and repeat with remaining dough.

Makes 72 servings
Per Serving: 34 Calories; 1g Fat (34.5% calories from fat); trace Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 3mg Cholesterol; 10mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.
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