PEPPERNUTS COOKIES (Pfeffernusse)

Peggi Anne Tebben

By
@cookiequeen

These are a German Christmas Cookie. My husband had this recipe when I met him & I have been making them for about 30 years now.
They are a small, hard cookie & are great!
You form these into rolls about as big around as a dime & chill, then slice thin & bake. I usually make about 1000 of these to put in Christmas goodies boxes.


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Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
lots
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup crisco
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. anise oil
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 tsp. soda dissolved in 1/2 cup hot strong coffee
1/4 tsp. cloves
1 cup pecans, ground
*6 to 8 cups flour

Step-By-Step

1Cream sugars and shortening well.

2Mix in anise oil and egg.

3Add coffee solution.

4Add salt and spices to 1 cup of flour and sift.

5Mix into batter.

6Add ground pecans and enough of the remaining flour to make a stiff dough.
*I've never had to use more than 6 cups of flour.

7Roll into dime-size rolls, place on tray and chill.

8Cut thin, spread on baking sheet and bake at 325° to 350° for 10 minutes or until hard.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: German
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free, Wheat Free
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtag: #peppernuts