A pfeffernusse cookie that can be cut into round shapes. Great at Christmas.

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Ingredients

60
Original recipe yields 60 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine flour, baking powder, spices and salt.

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  • In a large bowl, beat the sugar and eggs until thick and light-colored. Beat in the lemon juice. Beat in the lemon zest. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Stir in the hazelnuts. Cover and chill for 4 hours.

  • On a floured surface, roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/2 inch. Using a 1 1/2 inch round cookie cutter, cut out cookies and place 1 inch apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Cover the baking sheets with clean towels and leave undisturbed for 4 hours.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Turn the cookies over and place a drop of brandy in the center of each cookie. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly colored. Transfer to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

43.3 calories; 1 g protein; 8.3 g carbohydrates; 9.3 mg cholesterol; 21.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2010
Lebkuchen traditionally contains molasses and has a gingerbread like flavor and appearance. Sans hazelnuts this is very close to the traditional recipe my German Grandmother made. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/22/2017
Not quite what I expected..not sweet enough and too much molasses taste Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2010
Lebkuchen traditionally contains molasses and has a gingerbread like flavor and appearance. Sans hazelnuts this is very close to the traditional recipe my German Grandmother made. Read More
(21)
Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2008
these are a version of lebkuchen not pfeffernusse but makes a good cookie otrherwise Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/22/2017
Not quite what I expected..not sweet enough and too much molasses taste Read More
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