Moravian Cookies Recipe

Moravian Cookies Recipe

A few years ago, I used to make the same cookies every night for dinner. If I didn’t bake them right then, I’d bake them in the morning when I woke up. I always found the cookies tasted like they were stale. I didn’t want to spend money on fresh cookies when I had homemade cookies in the cupboard. But did I have to? It turns out there are so many different variations on cookie recipes.

Moravian cookies are one of the most famous Christmas cookies available in the world. They are popular for many reasons. They are rich in flavor, there is no other cookie or cookie product that can match them when it comes to the taste. They are also much healthier than most other cookies out there. The cookies can be used in different ways like smores, Christmas, or even for snacking. There are also other reasons why they are so popular. People love them because they are simple to make and easy to eat.

After making this recipe for a long time, I decided to share it with you. It is my ultimate all-time favorite cookie. It is pure comfort food, absolutely delicious, and absolutely unique. Moravian cookies are made from whole wheat flour, olive oil, shredded unsalted gruyere cheese, granulated sugar, ground chiles, baking soda, agar-agar, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, nutmeg powder, salt, and vanilla extract.

How to make Moravian Cookies

It’s always an adventure when you go out to the store and you find yourself picking up one of the most interesting cookies. You can imagine how difficult it can be when you forget about it in your pocket and it’s time to go pay for groceries. Fortunately, Moravian cookies are very easy to make and you can experiment with different flavors and flavors of dough.


  • Sugar, 1/2 Cups
  • Baking Soda, 1/2 Tsp 
  • Salt to Taste, 1/2 Tsp
  • Ginger Paste, 1 Tsp
  • Minced Garlic, 2 Cloves
  • Unsalted Butter (Any Choice), 2 Sticks
  • Cinnamon, 1/2 Tsp
  • White Vinegar (Any Choice), 1/2 Cups
  • Molasses, 1/2 Cups
  • Shortening, 1/2 Cups
  • All-Purpose Flour, 3 Cups


Step 1:

We need to prepare the cookie dough first. Pour flour and sugar into a bowl. Stir the ingredients thoroughly with a hand mixer or a stirrer. Add salt to the doughy mixture while whisking to give it a flavorful taste.

Step 2:

Pour molasses and shortening into another bowl. Stir the ingredients together with a spoon and place it on a very low heat. Release the butter sticks into the bowl and stir until the butter is melted.

Step 3:

The flour mixture should be poured into the mixture once it has thickened. Add baking soda to the mixture to make it fluffy.

Add the ginger to the ingredients after they have been whisked for a few minutes under medium speed with a hand mixer. It will give your old Salem cookies a savory ginger flavor.

Step 4:

Once the dough is smooth and soft, place it on a greased baking sheet. Place the dough in the refrigerator overnight, covered with a cloth. This will make the dough firm and will enhance its buttery flavor.

Step 5:

Take out the baking tray the next day and place the dough on a floured baking sheet. Slice it into thin slices by making desired shapes. A strong gingery and buttery fragrance will be produced along with a crispy layer.

Step 6:

Prepare the thin cookie and place it on a baking tray. Then, place the tray for 20 minutes at 220 degrees under a preheated oven. Keep an eye on the upper layer to prevent it from overcooking.

Finally, when the outer layer of the cookies is browned, remove the baking tray and allow it to cool for a while. Afterward, you can enjoy your mouth-watering paper-thin sugar cookies.

Moravian Cookies Recipe

Type: Side dish

Cuisine: American

Recipe Yield: 5 Servings

Calories: 201 Calories

Preparation Time: 20M

Cooking Time: 1H40M

Total Time: 2H

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