Moravian Christmas cookies

Pronunciation: [moh-RAY-vee-uhn]

A spicy ginger-molasses cookie traditionally served at Christmastime in Moravia, a historic region of the Czech Republic. The Moravian settlements in the United States—particularly in Old Salem, North Carolina—continue this tradition by making these cookies ultrathin and cutting them into various festive shapes.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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