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Old World Pfeffernusse Cookies

 
Old World Pfeffernusse Cookies
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Traditionally baked during 'Sinterklaas', a feast on 5 December (6 December in Belgium and Germany) on which little children receive gifts from the holy St. Nicholas, the partial inspiration for Santa Claus. In Germany, Pfeffernüsse are traditionally made during the Christmas season.

Yield

60

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

15

min

Ready

30

min

Low Fat, Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Very low in sodium, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

118ml butter
or margarine, softened
177ml brown sugar
packed
*
118ml molasses
1each eggs
15ml liqueur
licorice flavor, optional
769ml all-purpose flour
5ml baking soda
5ml cinnamon
ground
2.5ml cloves
ground
1.3ml nutmeg
ground
*
1dash black pepper
*
1x powdered sugar
*

Directions

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C℉ (180℃). Grease cookie sheets.

Beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl until creamy.

Beat in molasses, egg and liqueur, if desired, until light and fluffy.

Mix in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and pepper.

Shape level Tablespoon of dough into balls.

Place 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets.

Bake 12 to 14 minutes until set.

Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheets.

Remove to wire racks; sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Cool completely. Store in airtight containers.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

+18

over 10 years

I tried these cookies today, very easy, the recipe worked perfectly. Excellent recipe.

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Comments



 over 2 years ago

real pferneuise cookies must have muscat raisins.

, United States
 5 months ago

This recipe is popular among Mennonite and Amish people in their cookbooks, I would imagine since they are from Swiss, German, Dutch descent. Great cookies.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 13g (0.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 4833% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 23mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 3%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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