Moravian Crisps with Royal Icing

Moravian Crisps with Royal Icing
Photo by Romulo Yanes

Ingredients

  • Food coloring
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • decorative cookie cutters
  • a small offset spatula
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ cup vegetable shortening (trans-fat-free)
  • + 11 more ingredients
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • ¾ teaspoon ground cloves
    • 4 teaspoons powdered egg whites (not reconstituted) such as Just Whites
    • pastry bags fitted with pastry tips
    • 1 (1-pound) box confectioners sugar
    • ½ cup water
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    • ½ cup unsulfured molasses (not blackstrap)
    • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

Pulse shortening, brown sugar, and molasses in a food processor until smooth. Meanwhile, whisk together flour, baking soda, spices, and salt. Add to processor and blend just until combined. Turn out dough onto a floured surface and knead briefly, allowing dough to absorb a little more flour if st...

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