Kimchi & Cornbread

Delicious Pfeffernüsse Cookies

Uncategorized | December 7, 2016 | By

I love pfeffernüsse! I love saying pfeffernüsse, I love baking them, and I love eating them. These are a German spiced cookie that have actual black pepper in the recipe. Pfeffernüsse means “pepper nuts” in German. 


Delicious German spiced cookie.
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  1. 4 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  4. 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  5. 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  6. 1/2 molasses
  7. 1/4 cup honey
  8. 2 tsps baking soda
  9. 2 tsps anise extract
  10. 1 1/2 tsps ground cardamom
  11. 1 tsp ground allspice
  12. 1 tsp ground nutmeg (freshly ground if possible)
  13. 1 tsp ground cloves
  14. 1 tsp ground ginger
  15. 1 tsp ground black pepper (freshly ground if possible)
  16. 1/2 tsp salt
  17. confectioner's sugar for dusting
  1. In a large bowl mix flour, baking soda, salt, cardamom, allspice, nutmeg, cloves, ground ginger, and black pepper. Set aside.
  2. Cream butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together. Add the molasses, honey, and lightly beaten eggs. Add anise extract.
  3. Slowly stir in the flour mixture until just incorporated.
  4. Cover cookie dough and refrigerate for at least four hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 325 F.
  6. Form one to two inch balls from the cookie dough and place cookies about an inch apart. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
  7. Cookies will seem soft when removed from the oven. Let them rest on the baking tray for a minute or two before transferring to cooling rack.
  8. Once cookies are cooled toss them in a little bit of confectioner's sugar.
  9. Enjoy!
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