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German Pfeffernüesse

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  • 60 min prep time
  • 3 hr 0 min total time
  • 12 ingredients
  • 240 servings
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Serve your family with these homemade cookies – perfect for German cuisine.

Ingredients

1
cup sugar
1/2
cup butter
1/4
cup buttermilk
1/4
cup molasses
2 1/4
cups all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon ginger
1/2
teaspoon cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon cloves
1/4
teaspoon black pepper
1/4
teaspoon anise oil, if desired
Powdered sugar

Steps

  • 1 In large bowl, combine sugar, butter, buttermilk and molasses; beat well. Add flour and all remaining ingredients except powdered sugar; mix until well blended. Cover dough with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours for easier handling.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. On floured surface, shape dough into 4 long rolls, 15 inches long and 1 inch in diameter. With serrated knife, cut rolls into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Place 1/4 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 8 to 9 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets; place on wire racks. Cool 5 minutes or until completely cooled. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  • 1 In large bowl, combine sugar, butter, buttermilk and molasses; beat well. Add flour and all remaining ingredients except powdered sugar; mix until well blended. Cover dough with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours for easier handling.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. On floured surface, shape dough into 4 long rolls, 15 inches long and 1 inch in diameter. With serrated knife, cut rolls into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Place 1/4 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 8 to 9 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets; place on wire racks. Cool 5 minutes or until completely cooled. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 4 Cookies
Calories
50
Calories from Fat
20
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
3%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Sodium
30mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
8g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
4g
4%
Protein
1g
1%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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