Moravian Christmas Cookies

Recipe Ingredients

3 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup softened butter
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon brandy


Sift together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

Cream butter and sugar together.

Add eggs and brandy; beat thoroughly.

Gradually add sifted dry ingredients to creamed mixture, mixing well.

Cover and chill several hours or overnight.

Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

Roll out a small portion of the dough at a time on a floured board to a thickness of 1/4 inch (keep remaining dough in refrigerator). Cut with a cookie cutter into desired shapes (I usually use stars).

Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 12 to 14 minutes.

Yield: about 4 to 5 dozen

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