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Pfeffernusse Cookie Recipe

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About this Pfeffernusse Cookie Recipe

Here’s a recipe that your grandma probably made, especially if she is of German descent. Nowadays, most people buy Pfeffernusse cookies at a bakery during the holiday season. Won’t people be impressed when you tell them you made it from scratch!? Use this “How to make Pfeffernusse cookie recipe” to really “wow” them.

Many people do not even know what a pfeffernusse cookie is. It is a small, spicy German cookie with a peppery taste. The cookie has a soft and chewy texture. In German, Pfeffernusse means “Pepper Nut”. There is a little black pepper in it. But, there are no nuts. Rather, the cookies look a little like a nut.

From the Kitchen of: Grandma

Yield: 4 to 5 dozen

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Pfeffernusse Cookie Ingredients

2 1/4 cups flour

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon ground mace

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

2 eggs

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup finely chopped candied citron

1 teaspoon grated lemon rind

1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar

How to Pfeffernusse Cookie Directions

    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 the 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 an ungreased cookie sheet, one inch apart.

    8. Cover with waxed paper and refrigerate overnight.

    9. Bake in the oven preheated set to 350° F.

    10. Bake for 20 minutes.

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

    12. Roll the balls in confectioner’s sugar.

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