PEPPERNUTS COOKIES (Pfeffernusse)

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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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
lots
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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

How to Make PEPPERNUTS COOKIES (Pfeffernusse)

Step-by-Step

  1. Cream sugars and shortening well.
  2. Mix in anise oil and egg.
  3. Add coffee solution.
  4. Add salt and spices to 1 cup of flour and sift.
  5. Mix into batter.
  6. Add 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.
  7. Roll into dime-size rolls, place on tray and chill.
  8. Cut thin, spread on baking sheet and bake at 325° to 350° for 10 minutes or until hard.

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About PEPPERNUTS COOKIES (Pfeffernusse)

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



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