Pfeffernuesse

Pfeffernuesse Recipe

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Susan Pagano

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@Mallie1

When I was growing up it wasn't really Christmas until Mom brought home Archway's Pfeffernuesse cookies. Once I got married I decided to try to make my own. They turned out quite well although they taste nothing like Archway's. Now that Archway no longer makes them I have started baking my own again. I've gotten rave reviews on them. These cookies have a denser texture than Archway's but they are very rich tasting.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Serves:
4 1/2 dozen cookies
Prep:
1 Hr 30 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c
    light molasses
  • 1/2 c
    butter
  • 2
    beaten eggs
  • 4 1/4 c
    sifted flour
  • 6 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • dash
    black pepper
  • ·
    confectioner's sugar

How to Make Pfeffernuesse

Step-by-Step

  1. In a small saucepan combine molasses and butter. Cook and stir constantly until butter melts. Transfer to large bowl. Put aside and cool to room temperature.
  2. Stir in 2 beaten eggs.
  3. In separate bowl mix together flour,granulated sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and pepper.
  4. Add flour mix to molasses mix in stages and mix until well incorporated with wooden spoon.
  5. Wrap in wax paper and chill for 1 hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  7. Bake on greased cookie sheet for 12 minutes and cool.
  8. Once cool roll each cookie in confectioner's sugar being sure to coat well.

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About Pfeffernuesse

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: German




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