About Moravian Cookies

Moravian Cookies date back to the 18th century, when settlers from the European kingdom of Moravia journeyed to America and founded the town of Salem in 1766. They created these thin cookies as a way to preserve and enjoy rare, treasured ingredients like molasses, allspice and ginger. Because of the precious ingredients and the time required to roll the dough so thin, the cookies were traditionally made only during the holidays. 

The town eventually became the vibrant community of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where Salem Baking Company was founded in 1930. 

For over 80 years, our company has been baking Moravian Cookies using only the finest, most essential ingredients. Our bakers have created an array of flavors that stay true to the heritage of the original recipes. In addition to the Ginger Spice and Classic Sugar varieties that have been baked for generations, our selection now includes flavors like Meyer Lemon, Pumpkin Spice, Toasted Coconut and Key Lime. Moravian Cookies are now also available dipped and enrobed in rich artisan chocolate in flavors such as Espresso, Blood Orange, and Caramel with Sea Salt.