For the holiday season.

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Ingredients

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

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  • Heat molasses with butter, stirring until butter melts. Cool to room temperature. Beat egg and stir into molasses mixture.

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  • Thoroughly mix dry ingredients, except fruit sugar. Add dry mixture to molasses and butter gradually. Blend thoroughly.

  • Shape into small balls. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10-12 minutes. Roll in fruit sugar while warm. Store in a tightly covered tin to keep them semisoft.

Nutrition Facts

131.4 calories; 1.8 g protein; 22.8 g carbohydrates; 19.4 mg cholesterol; 74.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2007
I absolutely love this recipe! I found it on here a few years ago and with a few minor tweaks it is the best pfefferneusse I've ever had (the closest to my grandmother's recipe I've been able to find) The changes I made: increase the butter and molasses to 1/2 cup each and double the cinnamon and nutmeg. Do not under any circumstances increase the ginger as it will make your cookies taste soapy. This cookie is great to give away and I get begged for the recipe every year. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/29/2010
These are such cute little cookies. Unfortunately I didn't really care for them. I followed the recipe exactly as far as the ingredients are concerned. The only exception I was forced to make was the fructose - I couldn't find it anywhere in my area. I used confectioner's sugar. These basically tast like flour - with and without the sugar coating. I rolled some into balls as suggested in the recipe but chose to make the little "pillows" by rolling a rope and cutting that into small pieces. Sorry but we just didn't enjoy them. Read More
(6)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2007
I absolutely love this recipe! I found it on here a few years ago and with a few minor tweaks it is the best pfefferneusse I've ever had (the closest to my grandmother's recipe I've been able to find) The changes I made: increase the butter and molasses to 1/2 cup each and double the cinnamon and nutmeg. Do not under any circumstances increase the ginger as it will make your cookies taste soapy. This cookie is great to give away and I get begged for the recipe every year. Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2007
I absolutely love this recipe! I found it on here a few years ago and with a few minor tweaks it is the best pfefferneusse I've ever had (the closest to my grandmother's recipe I've been able to find) The changes I made: increase the butter and molasses to 1/2 cup each and double the cinnamon and nutmeg. Do not under any circumstances increase the ginger as it will make your cookies taste soapy. This cookie is great to give away and I get begged for the recipe every year. Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2007
They're awesome! This recipe is very good and accurate even if it's short. I think these peppernuts are excellent also with teas and herbal infusions. My mother who is a conservative of the Italian cuisine found them fantastic. Just if you can make them all of the same dimension. Scarlet from Italy Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/29/2010
These are such cute little cookies. Unfortunately I didn't really care for them. I followed the recipe exactly as far as the ingredients are concerned. The only exception I was forced to make was the fructose - I couldn't find it anywhere in my area. I used confectioner's sugar. These basically tast like flour - with and without the sugar coating. I rolled some into balls as suggested in the recipe but chose to make the little "pillows" by rolling a rope and cutting that into small pieces. Sorry but we just didn't enjoy them. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2007
I kinda went off the guidlines with this one and made them with rolled oats. They are awesome! Like soft ginger snaps or oatmeal ginger bread. Also I used on;y slenda for baking and no molasses. Still these are great! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2011
Just like my grandmother used to bake - served them at our Christmas Tree Trimming party and they were a hit. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2016
Definitely making this at Christmastime. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2020
I started by following the basic recipe. The dough looked a little dry so I went with the other reviewer's instructions to raise the molasses and butter to 1/2 c and double the cinnamon and nutmeg. NEXT time though I will also reduce the flour maybe by 2 tablespoons. But the flavor is great--THIS is a keeper! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2020
Did not add the powdered sugar I'm allergic. But they came out wonderful without. WIll make again Read More