Pfefferneuse

I make these every year for my widowed father as a Christmas present. He loves their spicy flavor and if they get too hard, he will dunk them in his coffee. Don't leave out the white pepper... it makes for a special flavor. Also, it is not an omission that there is not fat in these cookies. My mother mounted this recipe on a 3x5 card and the source is lost to the mists of time.

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  • Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, mace and pepper together.
  • Beat eggs until light, then beat in sugar until very light and fluffy.
  • Stir in dry ingredients.
  • Mix in lemon zest and citron.
  • Break off small pieces of dough and roll into 1-inch balls.
  • Place cookies on greased cookie sheet about 1 inch apart. these cookies do not spread.
  • Cover with waxed paper and let sit overnight.
  • Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
  • Cool on wire racks.
  • Roll in confectioners' sugar to coat.
  • Store in tightly covered container for about 1 week to mellow.
  • Keep a slice of soft bread in container to keep cookies from becoming rock hard.
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"I make these every year for my widowed father as a Christmas present. He loves their spicy flavor and if they get too hard, he will dunk them in his coffee. Don't leave out the white pepper... it makes for a special flavor. Also, it is not an omission that there is not fat in these cookies. My mother mounted this recipe on a 3x5 card and the source is lost to the mists of time."
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  1. Annacia
    Truthfully, the hardest part of making these cookies was finding a place in the fridge to put the cookie sheet overnight! I made 24 cookies and they came out great. I omitted the citron because I don't have any and I don't think that the cookies suffered any as they baked well with a lovely spice taste. Perfect for the upcoming holidays when I'll be making them again :D
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  2. Patti McD
    I make these every year for my widowed father as a Christmas present. He loves their spicy flavor and if they get too hard, he will dunk them in his coffee. Don't leave out the white pepper... it makes for a special flavor. Also, it is not an omission that there is not fat in these cookies. My mother mounted this recipe on a 3x5 card and the source is lost to the mists of time.
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