Moravian Cookies from Old Salem

Posted on March 19th, 2010  |  Filed under Holidays

The North Carolina community of Salem was founded in 1766 by a Protestant group known as the Moravians who had come south from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1753. In 1950, work began on Old Salem, an authentic restoration of the area. One of the highlights of a visit to Old Salem is a stop at the Winkler Bakery which was built in 1800. Today, the bakery still produces some of the treats that made it famous 200 years ago, as well as a selection of mixes for home bakers. Their world-famous, paper-thin Moravian cookies are delicious any time, but make an especially welcome gift for the holidays. Available in ginger, sugar, lemon, and walnut, they are safely snuggled into sturdy tubes, perfect for mailing anywhere in the country. For more information or to place an order, call 1-800-822-5151 weekdays or go to oldsalem.org.



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