Pfeffernusse Cookies

Pfeffernusse Cookies I have searched far and wide for a recipe that mimics my favorite, store-bought version of these cookies. I think, after days of thrown-out cookies, I have come as close as I can get.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 15 mins

    COOK : 15 mins

    TOTAL : 2 hrs 30 mins

    SERVING : 18

    YIELD : 3 dozen cookies

  • Stir together the molasses, honey, shortening, and margarine in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until creamy. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Stir in the eggs.

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  • Combine the flour, white sugar, brown sugar, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, anise, cinnamon, baking soda, pepper, and salt in a large bowl. Add the molasses mixture and stir until thoroughly combines. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Roll the dough into acorn-sized balls. Arrange on baking sheets, spacing at least 1 inch apart.

  • Bake in preheated oven 10 to 15 minutes. Move to a rack to cool. Dust cooled cookies with confectioners’ sugar.

Per Serving: 284 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 53.9g; fat 6.3g; cholesterol 20.7mg; sodium 212.8mg.