Pfeffernuesse

1
Turnips 2 Tangerines (Lynn H)

By
@cascabel

These cookies are a Holiday Classic. They make 240 cookies. ~o)

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

1/3 c
molasses
1/4 c
butter
2 c
all purpose flour
1/4 c
packed brown sugar
3/4 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
ground cardamon
1/4 tsp
ground allspice
1/8 tsp
black pepper
1
egg, beaten

How to Make Pfeffernuesse

Step-by-Step

  • 1In a small saucepan combine the molasses and butter. Cook and stir over low heat until butter melts. Remove saucepan from the heat. Pour mixture into a large bowl and cool to room temperature.
  • 2In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, cardamom, allspice, and pepper. Set aside.
  • 3Stir egg into cooled molasses mixture. Gradually stir in flour mixture until combined; knead in the last of the flour mixture by hand, if necessary. Cover and chill about 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.
  • 4Divide dough into 12 portions. On a lightly floured surface roll each portion into a 10-inch rope. Cut ropes into 1/2-inch pieces. Place pieces 1/2 inch apart in an ungreased shallow baking pan.
  • 5Bake in 350 degree oven about 10 mins. or until edges are firm and bottoms are lightly browned. Transfer cookies to paper towels; cool. Makes 240 small cookies.
  • 6To Store: Place in layers separated by waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

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About Pfeffernuesse

Course/Dish: Cookies
Hashtag: #holiday