Easy Pfeffernusse Cookies

Christmas, spiced and sweet little balls of yumminess
Easy Pfeffernusse Cookies
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Ingredients

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4 cup All-purpose flour
3/4 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Brown sugar
1/2 cup Shortening
1/2 cup Margarine
1/2 cup Molasses
1/4 cup Natural Honey
2 Eggs
2 tps Anise extract
2 tps Cinnamon
1 1/2 tps Cardamon
1 tps Ground cloves
1 tps Ground ginger
1 tps Ground nutmeg
1 1/2 tps Baking soda
1 tps Black pepper ground
1/2 tps Salt
1 cup Powdered sugar

Nutritional information

284
Calories
6.3g
Fat
53.9g
Carbohydrates
3.7g
Protein
21mg
Cholesterol
213 mg
Sodium
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    Spiced and sweet, these Pfeffernusse Cookies are tiny little balls of yumminess! Pfeffernüsse originate in northern Europe, especially in Germany, Holland and Denmark where they usually appear around the Christmas holidays. They really do taste of the holidays, fragrant with cinnamon, anise, cloves, ginger and cardamom.

    I use molasses and brown sugar in this recipe, which gives them a caramel taste, almost like burnt sugar. To serve, you dust them with powdered sugar, so they look like perfect little snowballs – what could be more Christmassy than that?

    To make Pfeffernusse Cookies , you will need the following ingredients:

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    So, how to make Pfeffernusse Cookies ?

    Steps

    1
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    3

    Combine the honey and butter

    Place a pan over a medium heat. Add the honey, molasses, margarine and shortening and heat until melted and creamy, stirring continuously.

    2
    Done
    5

    Add the eggs

    Take the pan off the heat and allow the mixture to cool to room temperature. Once cooled, stir in the eggs.

    3
    Done
    1

    Combine the dry ingredients

    In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugars, spices, baking soda, salt and pepper.

    4
    Done
    5

    Combine the wet and dry ingredients

    Pour the honey mixture into the flour and fold together until well mixed.

    5
    Done
    120

    Chill the dough

    Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 2 hours.

    6
    Done
    1

    Heat the oven and prepare a baking sheet

    Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

    7
    Done
    5

    Shape the cookies

    Take teaspoonfuls of the dough and roll them into 1 inch balls. Place the balls on the baking sheet at 1 inch intervals.

    8
    Done
    15

    Bake the cookies

    Bake the cookies for 10-15 minutes.

    9
    Done
    20

    Cool and dust with sugar

    Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool, before dusting with the powdered sugar to serve.

    Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool, before dusting with the powdered sugar to serve.

    This holiday season try baking some Pfeffernusse Cookies and fill your kitchen with Christmas spirit! These cookies are pretty as a picture, so don’t forget to take a snap and tag #cookmerecipes in your post!

    Bethany is very passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and clean diet. She’s trying to cut meat out of her diet as much as possible and focuses on cooking vegetarian food and fish. Bethany gets a kick from finding ways to add new twists to classic dishes. What’s more, thanks to her Asian roots, she’s great at combining different cuisines to come up with something extraordinary. Bethany’s recipes will inspire you to add new colors and flavors to your everyday meals.

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