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Pfeffernuesse

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

80 Calories, 4g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 9g Total Carbohydrate, 4g Sugars

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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