Recipe by Denise
"A traditional German holiday cookie."
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1 1/4 teaspoons
1 1/2 teaspoons
ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups
This recipe is excellent, just like my German grandmother used to make for us during the holidays!
To those who say that this is not a traditional "peppernut" I say BAH! Not everyone likes Anise, and not all Pfefferneusse in the German tradition contain it!
This is a great recipe, turns out perfectly every time, even when doubled or tripled in quantity!
Having a 100% German mother and Grandmother this is more a molasses cookie than Pfeffernuesse although it does make a pretty good molasses cookie-if you want real Pffernuesse look for a recipe with honey, sour cream and most of all anise!
I don't know what "traditional" pfeffernuesse tastes like, but this recipe is great. Instead of dusting them with powdered sugar I made a thick glaze of powdered sugar, vanilla and water and dipped the tops in it. They were delicious.
These are FANTASTIC - I just made these for Christmas cookies and I am going to have to make another batch because we can't stop eating them! This was a different cookie technique, with the melting of the butter and molasses, but it was all very easy to make. They turned out beautifully - look like they came from a bakery.
Good! This is one of those recipes that needs to "marinate". The cookies did not have much flavour at first, but each day, they became increasingly flavourful. A keeper.
Excellent recipe. The best on line.
This was ok...i guess I was expecting something different. Too cakelike for me but the taste did improve the next day. I even added more spices than what it asked for. Maybe I'll make again but use less flour and more butter.
Not quite the taste I was looking for, but very good. I used organic blackstrap molasses, and whole wheat flour because I once again forgot to get more all-purpose. Turned out very well, will make again as cravings hit.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/60 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 60
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 16
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