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German Pfeffernuesse Recipe

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This recipe for German Pfeffernuesse, by , is from Our Family Heritage Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Peggy Wynn


1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup molasses
2 1/4 cups flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t.ginger
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/4 t cloves
1/4 t.black pepper
1/4 t. anise oil

Powder sugar

In a large bowl combine sugar, butter, buttermilk and molasses; beat well.
Lightly spoon flour into a measuring cup; level off.

Add flour, and all remaining ingredients, (except the powder sugar) Mix well.

Cover dough with plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.

Heat oven to 350

On a floured surface, shape dough into 4 long rolls, 15 " long and 1 inch in diameter. With a serrated knife, cut rolls into 1/4 slices. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, (or use parchment paper).

Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 9 minutes or until golden brown, cool and sprinkle with powder sugar.

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour ( ready in about 3 hours)
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
You can also add 1/4 teaspoon cardamom.

These are good at x-mas (Aunt Frieda, my Mom made these).




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