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    German Pfeffernusse With Frosting (Pepper Nuts)

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    35 mins

    20 mins

    15 mins

    Olha's Note:

    A favorite German Christmas cookie.

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    1. 1
      FOR THE COOKIES: Heat honey (do not boil) in a 4 quart sauce pan. Add shortening and cool. Beat in egg.
    2. 2
      Sift dry ingredients together; gradually stir into the honey mixture. Knead dough slightly in bowl or on a board. Let dough stand 30 to 40 minutes.
    3. 3
      Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 13 to 15 minutes. Yield: 96 to 108 cookies.
    4. 4
      FOR THE FROSTING: Combine egg whites, honey and spices in a 1 quart bowl. Gradually beat in icing sugar, using a beater or mixer.
    5. 5
      Place 12 to 14 Pfeffernusse in a bowl with 2 tablespoons of frosting. Stir gently to coat all sides. Place on a wire rack for frosting to harden. Store in a tightly closed container.
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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 15, 2006


      This is without a doubt one of the best Pfeffernusse cookies I have had. My family really loved these. They went together very quickly. I have never had Pfeffernusse with Icing but this was very good. Even better than just dusted with powdered sugar. Thank you Olga for a very good recipe. By the way half of what I made of this batch of cookies will be included in Holiday cookie trays. The Holiday just wouldn't be the same with out Pfeffernusse.

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    Nutritional Facts for German Pfeffernusse With Frosting (Pepper Nuts)

    Serving Size: 1 (1461 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 49.5
    Calories from Fat 5
    Total Fat 0.6 g
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    Cholesterol 2.1 mg
    Sodium 41.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 10.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    Sugars 6.7 g
    Protein 0.6 g

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