German Pfeffernüesse

Serve your family with these homemade cookies – perfect for German cuisine.

  • prep time 60 min
  • total time 3 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 240

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
  • 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
    2%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    4mg
    4%;
    Sodium
    30mg
    30%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    8g
    8%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    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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