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Anise Pillows/Pfefferneuse

 
Anise Pillows/Pfefferneuse
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The name translates to pepper nuts in German, Danish and Dutch, describing their spicy taste as well as the fact that the recipe calls for a small amount of pepper.

Yield

5

dozen cookies

Prep

20

min

Cook

20

min

Ready

40

min

Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

1 ⅔ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon lemon zest
grrated
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
ground
*
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
ground
*
teaspoon cloves
ground
*
teaspoon white pepper
*
cup margarine
softened
½ cup sugar
1 each eggs
½ cup milk
½ cup walnuts
finely chopped
½ teaspoon star anise
1 x powdered sugar
*

Directions

In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, lemon peel, salt, spices and pepper; set aside.

In large bowl, beat together margarine and sugar until creamy; beat in egg.

Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.

Stir in walnuts and anise seed.

Drop dough by teaspoonfuls, 2 inch apart, on lightly greased baking sheets.

Bake at 350℉ (180℃). for 15 to 17 minutes.

Cool slightly on wire racks.

Roll in confectioners' sugar while still warm; cool completely.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Comments


Salt Lake City, United States
 almost 6 years ago

While I was making this I worried the spices were going to be too subtle and considered doubling the nutmeg and cloves, and now I really wish I had. Following this recipe exactly will make far too bland of a cookie-- although the texture comes out very nice. Do yourself a favor-- up the spice.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 156g (5.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 55044% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 41%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 529mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 23%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Sugars g
Protein 24g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 10% Iron 19%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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