Pfeffernuesse IV8 Reviews
- Prep: 20 min
- Cook: 12 min
- Ready In: 5 hr
“A traditional German holiday cookie.” - by Denise
Original recipe yields 5 dozen
- In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and allspice. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine molasses and butter. Heat, stirring occasionally, until the butter is melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. When the mixture has cooled, beat in the eggs. Blend the molasses mixture into the dry ingredients until evenly mixed. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 to 4 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place them 2 inches apart onto the cookie sheets.
- Bake for 12 to 14 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm. While cookies are still warm, toss them in a bag with confectioners' sugar and toss to coat. When cool, toss with sugar again.
Amount Per Serving (60 total)
- 77 cal
- 1.8 g
- 14.2 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (8)Rate This Recipe
"This recipe is excellent, just like my German grandmother used to make for us during the holidays! To those who say that this is not a traditional "peppernut" I say BAH! Not everyone likes Anise, and..." See more not all Pfefferneusse in the German tradition contain it! This is a great recipe, turns out perfectly every time, even when doubled or tripled in quantity! "
"Having a 100% German mother and Grandmother this is more a molasses cookie than Pfeffernuesse although it does make a pretty good molasses cookie-if you want real Pffernuesse look for a recipe with ho..." See moreney, sour cream and most of all anise!"
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