Pfeffernuesse

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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