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(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Bea L.
Emerald Isle, NC

Pronounced FEHF-fuhr-noos. This cookie is served at Christmastime in many European countries. I cut this recipe out of a magazine and the person's name on the recipe is Connie Krause from Leander, TX. These are so good! I shared these cookies with several friends and they liked them, too. I love the black pepper in these cookies.

(3 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For pfeffernuesse

  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 4 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp
    black pepper
  • 4 lg
  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 c
    pecans, chopped

How To Make pfeffernuesse

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with foil or parchment paper and lightly spray with Pam.
  • 2
    BEAT soft butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and black pepper, beating until blended. Add eggs, flour and paking powder, beating well. Stir in pecans.
  • 3
    DROP dough by heaping teaspoonfulls onto baking sheets.
  • 4
    BAKE at 350 for approximately 14 minutes. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool.