Pfeffernuesse

This classic spice cookie is great at the holidays or anytime.

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  • prep time 1 hr 15 min
  • total time 3 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 60
 

Ingredients

2/3
cup butter, softened
2/3
cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3
cup molasses
1/3
cup water
2 1/2
cups all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon anise seed
1/4
teaspoon nutmeg
1/4
teaspoon cloves
1/8
teaspoon cardamom
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1
cup chopped nuts
1
cup powdered sugar

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  • 1 In large bowl, combine butter and brown sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Stir in molasses and water. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, anise seed, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom and pepper; blend well. Stir in nuts. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 2 hours for easier handling.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 9 to 12 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets. Roll in powdered sugar.
  • 1 In large bowl, combine butter and brown sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Stir in molasses and water. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, anise seed, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom and pepper; blend well. Stir in nuts. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 2 hours for easier handling.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 9 to 12 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets. Roll in powdered sugar.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
80
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
40mg
40%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.