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    Pfeffernuesse Cookies

    Pfeffernuesse Cookies. Photo by LUv 2 BaKE

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 48 mins

    1 hrs 20 mins

    28 mins

    BLUE ROSE's Note:

    Nutmeg, ginger, cloves and even black pepper give spice to these popular Scandinavian holiday cookies. My neighbor made this for us last year. Different!

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Combine molasses, sugar and butter in a saucepan. Cook until just melted, then set aside to cool.
    2. 2
      Stir in eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Add half of flour, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. When completely combined, stir in remaining flour. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
    3. 3
      After dough has chilled, preheat oven to 375°F.
    4. 4
      Shape into 1-inch balls and place 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 7 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Transfer to wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar to decorate.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 08, 2007

      45

      Very tasty, my mom really loved them. They were a lot like the molasses cookies my mom always made, but so much easier and faster. I loved the texture, so soft on the inside. The powered sugar makes them look extra special. Just beware you don't over cook them! I wasn't expecting them to really be done in 7 minutes but they were.

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    • on November 16, 2006

      55

      Delicious!!!! And so pretty!!! Just letting you know the pepper isn't mentioned in the directions, but easy to guess when to add.

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    • on June 13, 2006

      55

      These are great cookies. The dough was easy to work with and rolled into balls nicely. The cookies are moist with a soft interior. These pfeffernuesse are different from the german pfeffernuesse we make during the holidays. I really like them. The spices and molasses give a great flavor.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pfeffernuesse Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (1110 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 84.1
     
    Calories from Fat 20
    24%
    Total Fat 2.2 g
    3%
    Saturated Fat 1.3 g
    6%
    Cholesterol 13.9 mg
    4%
    Sodium 51.5 mg
    2%
    Total Carbohydrate 14.7 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    1%
    Sugars 5.6 g
    22%
    Protein 1.3 g
    2%

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