Mennonite Black Pepper Cookies

Recipe by Steve P.
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READY IN: 24hrs 5mins
SERVES: 60
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Melt butter or margarine in medium saucepan.
  • Add sugar, syrup, and vinegar.
  • Bring mixture just to boiling.
  • Immediately remove pan from heat; cool to room temperature.
  • Stir in egg.
  • Combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, the 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, cloves, pepper and anise seed in a medium bowl: (note if using anise extract instead of seed add it to the cooled butter/sugar mixture from the first step instead) Stir into egg mixture; mix well to form dough.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight for flavors to blend and so that dough is firm enough to roll.
  • Divide dough into four portions.
  • Keep portions chilled until ready to roll.
  • On lightly floured surface roll one portion very thin (less than 1/8 inch thick).
  • Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters.
  • Place on a greased cookie sheet.
  • Sprinkle with ground cinnamon.
  • Bake in a 375ºF oven for 4 to 5 minutes or until barely brown around the edges.
  • Immediately transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool.
  • Repeat with remaining portions of dough.
  • Store in covered tins.
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