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Peppernut Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mary Goke

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cup dark Karo syrup
2 cup sugar
1 and 1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1 tablespoon cardamom ( can omit)
1 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon anise
1 teaspoon black pepper
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon of soda
Flour to make dough stiff

Directions:
Directions:
Bring syrup, sugar, butter and salt to a rolling boil. Set aside and cool for a bit. Add eggs and spices and flour enough to make the dough stiff so you can pick it up and roll into a pencil shape. Cut into 1/2 to 3/4 inch pieces and bake at 350 to 375 for 8-10 minutes. Don't get too brown. Cookies should feel hard.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe noted it was Grandma Dreyer's. Not sure if it originated in Germany or not. I do remember my Grandma Dora making them. They were always a special treat at Christmas. A funny story about these cookies and difference in cultures. I took them to a holiday dinner at our Scandinavian Lutheran Church in Austin, Minnesota one year. At the end of the evening, my cookies were still in the kitchen and never served. I always figured the Norwegians didn't know what they were and didn't realize the treat they missed!

 

 

 

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