Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Haunting :: Moravian Cookies

A little bit of Winston-Salem! These are traditional cookies -- "the world's thinnest cookie" -- made in the old Moravian communities of colonial days. We used to have these with coffee after the Moravian Christmas Eve service. I picked up the Spice Cookies and the Key Lime variety. I like the traditional, but the Key Lime could be great for a summer tea.

PS :: They had cheese straws too! Don't get me started on cheese straws -- too good.

Find out more about the Old Salem Moravian community here, and more about the cookies themselves here. Enjoy!


Stu Shea said...

Cheese straws! I've never had them. They used to be an often-served condiment/snack at Chicago bars around 100 years ago.

EsseQuamVideri said...

Really? Well we will have to get you a cheese straw. I had no idea that they served them in bars 100 years ago. What kinds of bars? How do you know that?