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Indulge in Holiday Bliss: Christmas Sweets and Treats!

November 13th, 2023 |

The holiday season is upon us! It’s time to treat yourself and your loved ones to an array of Christmas baked goods! This year, Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites offers an array for purchase. Moreover, they make great gifts for friends and family! Let your Christmas treats be the talk of your family this season.

Available for preorder for pick up through December 21 at our Visitor Center and Museum Gift Shop located at 505 Main Street, Bethlehem during open hours. 

Moravian Sugar Cookies

The enchanting scent of baked sweetness wafts through the air as we bring you the beloved Moravian Sugar Cookies. These thin, crispy treats are a Moravian tradition that dates back centuries. We promise that you can never just eat one! Buttery, wafer-thin, super crispy, and shaped like Moravian stars. These irresistible treats are handmade by Richard Groman, who uses a recipe dating back to the 1920s. Perfect for gifting or enjoying with a warm cup of cocoa or coffee. These cookies are sure to become a cherished part of your holiday celebrations. Each box contains 1 lb. of cookies.

Kiffles: A Hungarian Delight

Made by an award-winning and locally renowned baking family headed by Eva Seibert, these delicate pastries are a true labor of love, with layers of flaky dough embracing sweet fillings like apricot, walnut, and raspberry. The perfect combination of buttery richness and fruity sweetness, Kiffles are a delightful addition to any holiday gathering. Share the joy with family or savor it with a hot cup of tea for a moment of seasonal bliss.

Moravian Sugar Cake: A Slice of Heaven

Indulge in the decadent goodness of Moravian Sugar Cake, a moist and spiced delicacy that embodies the warmth of the season. These cakes are a Moravian tradition, made by the earliest of the Bethlehem Moravians. Each bite is a symphony of brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Whether served as a dessert or enjoyed with a morning coffee, Moravian Sugar Cake is a celebration of tradition. This cake will leave your taste buds dancing with Moravian traditions. 

Moravian Mints: Cool Elegance

Mint-making is a Moravian tradition that dates all the way to the late 1700s. A Moravian sister from Bethlehem prepared them to share with the children. Made by the Bright Stars Circle of Nazareth, these refreshing confections are the perfect palate cleanser after a rich holiday meal. Moravian Mints add a touch of sophistication to your festive spread with a smooth, minty flavor and a dusting of powdered sugar. Packaged in charming boxes, they make delightful gifts and stocking stuffers, spreading joy with every refreshing bite.

Nut Rolls: Nutty Perfection

No holiday season is complete without the nutty perfection of Nut Rolls. Baked by Country Cottage Bake Shop, located in Tamaqua, PA, uses a third-generation Slovakian recipe for these hand-rolled nut rolls. Wrapped in a flaky, buttery pastry, these rolls are generously filled with a blend of chopped nuts, sugar, and spices. The result is a heavenly combination of textures and flavors that will have you coming back for more.


This holiday season, make this a tradition at your gatherings with family and friends. These baked goods are steeped in tradition and crafted with care. From the delicate sweetness of Sugar Cookies to the rich layers of Kiffles, our festive selection is designed to bring joy and warmth to your celebrations. Share the love, savor the flavors, and make this holiday season one to remember with our irresistible history-inspired baked goods. Happy holidays! 

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