1 hr 15 mins
Pfeffernusse are a traditional Christmas spice cookie that's very tiny. The tradition is carried on by Mennonites in the US. This recipe yields almost rock hard little nuggets. My mother remembers her grandmother placing one cookie at a time on a teaspoon, slightly dunking it down into her elegant china cup of tea, and waiting a moment until it softened. I grew up eating them by the handful--no dunking needed. When I was a kid, we would make gallons and they kept until February. They can be attractively bagged to make gifts.
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- 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- 2Beat sugar with eggs for 15 minutes.
- 3Sift dry ingredients together, and stir into egg-sugar mixture.
- 4Mix in butter and honey and knead briefly.
- 5Roll dough into 1/2-inch-diameter snakes. Cut into 1/2-inch segments with floured paring knife. Arrange 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheet.
- 6Bake 10-15 minutes.
- 7Cool and store in airtight container in cool place.
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Nutritional Facts for German Peppernuts (Pfeffernusse)
Serving Size: 1 (942 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 550.7
- Calories from Fat 55
- Total Fat 6.1 g
- Saturated Fat 3.0 g
- Cholesterol 72.1 mg
- Sodium 172.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 116.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
- Sugars 63.4 g
- Protein 9.2 g