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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 50
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 165.2
  • Total Fat: 6.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.1 mg
  • Sodium: 29.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 1.7 g

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Pfeffernusse (peppernuts)

Submitted by: MEL_UNRAU

Introduction

These are a traditional Mennonite Christmas cookie. This is my grandmother's recipe and they are the best peppernuts I have EVER had. They put all other peppernuts to shame! They are an investment in time, because they take 2 days to make, but well worth it, if you like anise. These are dark, crunchy, and sweet! These are a traditional Mennonite Christmas cookie. This is my grandmother's recipe and they are the best peppernuts I have EVER had. They put all other peppernuts to shame! They are an investment in time, because they take 2 days to make, but well worth it, if you like anise. These are dark, crunchy, and sweet!
Number of Servings: 50

Ingredients

    Granulated Sugar, 2 cup
    Butter, unsalted, 1 cup
    Shortening 3/4 cup
    Molasses, 1 cup
    Milk, 1/2 cup
    Baking Soda, 1 tsp
    cadamom, 1 tsp
    cinnamon, 1 tsp
    Cloves, ground, 1 tsp
    Nutmeg, ground, 1 tsp
    Allspice, .5 tsp
    oil of anise, .5 tsp
    black pepper (fine grind), 1/8 tsp
    Flour, white, 6 cup

Directions

Cream sugar, butter, and shortening together. Add molasses and milk. Mix then add all spices. Stir in flour. Cover and refrigerate overningt. Form dough into 5/8 inch ropes. Place ropes on a large cookie sheet with waxed paper and chill over night again. Cut cookies into bite size pieces and place on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for about 7-8 minutes. Scrape into a large bowl to cool. Once cooled, store in an airtight container. Do not freeze for storage, they will go soggy. These can actually keep for about a year in a tin. I have guess-timated the serving size at about 15 cookies with the recipe making about 700 small cookies.

Number of Servings: 50

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MEL_UNRAU.





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