October 27, 2012

Pfeffernüsse German Spice Cookies

On the Menu Today~
German Spice Cookies

It's never to early to make these cookies~
Nothing says;
"The Holidays are Coming"
like these little cookies do~

It just isn't Thanksgiving or Christmas
in my home without these little cookies.
This recipe has been a Holiday Tradition
in my family for generations.

I can remember my Grandmother making these cookies every year.
We could smell them as we walked up her driveway~
I hope you enjoy these crunchy little wonders as much as we do~

Pfeffernusse Cookies

Recipe by Lynn~ Turnips 2 Tangerines
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 large baggie
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
Cooking Directions
  1. In a small saucepan combine the molasses and butter Cook and stir over low heat until butter melts. Remove saucepan from heat, pour mixture into a large bowl, cool to room temperature
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, cardamom, allspice, and pepper, set aside.
  3. Stir egg into cooled molasses mixture. Gradually stir in flour mixture until combined.
  4. Knead in the last of the flour mixture by hand, if necessary. Cover and chill for about 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle
  5. Divide dough into 12 portions, on a lightly floured surface roll each portion into a 10-inch rope. Cut ropes into 1/2-inch pieces, place pieces 1/2 inch apart on a ungreased shallow baking pan. Spoon confectioners' sugar into baggie. Set aside
  6. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned
  7. Transfer warm cookies to baggie filled with confectioners' sugar. Shake baggie to coat cookies
  8. Cool cookies on wire rack
Cookies, German,  Spice, Christmas
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