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Pfeffernusse Recipe

Here's a recipe that your grandma probably made. Nowadays, most people buy it at a bakery during the holiday season. Won't people be impressed when you tell them you made it from scratch!?

From the Kitchen of: Grandma

Yield: 4 to 5 dozen

Pfeffernusse Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups flour

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mace

  • 1/ teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped candied citron

  • 1 teaspoon rated lemon rind

  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar

How to make Pfeffernusse:

  1. Mix together in a bowl the dry ingredients, except sugar. Set aside.

  2. In a second bowl, beat eggs lightly.

  3. Beat in sugar until mixture is light and fluffy.

  4. Stir in dry ingredients.

  5. Mix in citron and lemon rind.

  6. Roll dough into 1 inch balls.

  7. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, one inch apart.

  8. Cover with waxed paper and refrigerate overnight.

  9. Bake in oven pre-heated to 350 degrees.

  10. Bake for 20 minutes.

  11. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and allow to cool.

  12. Roll balls in confectioner's sugar.

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