Mrs. Hane's Hand-Made Moravian Cookies - Clemmons, North Carolina
It's all about the cookie
Walking into a large warehouse-type building, you would never assume that this it he place where whisper-thin cookies make their appearance. Then, you walk straight ahead, and peer through an enormous glass window. Women are working; busy at the business of rolling, cutting and shaping. Circles with scalloped edges and hearts with perfect rounds. On the other side of the room, a woman sits alone, grabbing mounds of cookies. Experience has taught her what 10 cookies feel like and each time, that's the exact number between her fingers. The top of the bottom one faces down; the others, face up. Rhythmically, she wraps a pre-cut piece of white paper snuggled around the grouping and places it in its spot in the red circular tin.