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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 120
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 40.0
  • Total Fat: 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.3 mg
  • Sodium: 22.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 0.5 g

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Crisp Peppernuts

Submitted by: BACKEKUCHEN
Crisp Peppernuts

Introduction

These small German cookies are a traditional part of the celebration of Christmas. This recipe makes about 480 hazelnut-size cookies. These small German cookies are a traditional part of the celebration of Christmas. This recipe makes about 480 hazelnut-size cookies.
Number of Servings: 120

Ingredients

    1 C unsalted butter (room temperature)
    1 1/2 C sugar
    2 large eggs (room temperature)
    2 T maple syrup
    1 tsp anise extract
    3 3/4 C flour
    2 tsp baking soda
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1 tsp ginger
    1 tsp cardamom
    1/2 tsp cloves
    1/2 tsp black or white pepper

Tips

There are numerous peppernut (pfeffernuese) recipes that have developed over time. Some recipes call for the addition of nuts, chopped gumdrops, or yeast. Enjoy!


Directions

Cream the butter and sugar together. Add two eggs one at a time. Add maple syrup and anise extract. Mix together.
Sift the flour, baking soda, and spice together.
Mix half of the dry ingredients into the liquid. Finally add the rest of the dry ingredients.
Knead the dough, place in a covered bowl, and store in the refrigerator overnight.
Allow the dough to come to room temperature. Break off part of the dough and roll into thin rope. Repeat until you have used as much of the dough as you wish. Slice to form cookies about the size of hazelnuts.
Place on greased or lined with parchment jelly roll pan.
Bake at 375 degrees for 7 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
Store in covered containers.


Serving Size: makes 120 4 cookie servings

Number of Servings: 120

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BACKEKUCHEN.






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