Saturday, December 13, 2008

Pfeffernuess [cookie recipe] ~

Pfeffernuesse cookies are one of my favrite cookies for Christmas time.These cookies are soft and chewy and not too sweet. Yummers!

In sauce pan,combine 3/4 cup light molasses and 1/2 cup butter.
Cook and stir till butter melts.Cool to room temperature.
Stir in :
2 beaten eggs.
Sift together :
4 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour,
1/2 cup granulated sugar,
1 1/4 teaspoons of soda,
1 1/2 teaspoons groun cinnamon,
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves,
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg,...and a dash of pepper.
Add to molasses mixture;mix well....Chill well.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
Bake on greased cookie sheet at 375* for 12 minutes.

Cool;roll in confectioners' sugar.

Makes 4 1/2 dozen.

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