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Pfeffernuesse

Pfeffernuesse
  • Prep 1 hr 15 min
  • Total 3 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 15
  • Servings 60
This classic spice cookie is great at the holidays or anytime.
Updated October 10, 2014

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

Steps

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
80
Calories from Fat
35
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
40mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
9g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
4g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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