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This recipe for PEFFERNISS, by , is from Celeste's Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!

Arlene Schlader


2 cups sugar
¼ cup butter
½ cup lard
½ cup brown sugar
½-1 tsp anise seed
¼ tsp cloves
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp allspice
¼ tsp pepper
¼ lb pecans
¼ cup coffee
4½ cups flour
1½ tsp baking powder

Make stiff dough. Let stand 3 days
Roll into small walnut sized balls
Bake 350º 15 minutes

Store in airtight container

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
These are nicknamed “Rocks cookies” because they are so hard.
Taste great dunked in your morning coffee!




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