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Pfeffernusse III

Rated as 4.22 out of 5 Stars

"A spicy holiday treat! Crisp and good with a cup of tea."
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Ingredients

servings 168
Original recipe yields 24 servings (4 dozen)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir in the orange rind and nuts.
  3. In a medium size bowl, beat eggs and sugar until thick. Blend in flour mixture to make a smooth dough.
  4. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, place onto ungreased baking sheets and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, until light brown.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 168 calories; 4.2 30 3.4 31 53 Full nutrition

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I wouldn't call these cookies "spicy" --in fact I would be tempted to use more spice next time, but they are certainly good. A delicate flavor and not too much fat. Only the eggs and walnuts con...

Most helpful critical review

These are called pfeffernusse because they are supposed to have pepper in them. Where is it??? This is just a light spice cookie. Add 1/4 t black or white pepper for a true pfeffernusse taste....

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These are called pfeffernusse because they are supposed to have pepper in them. Where is it??? This is just a light spice cookie. Add 1/4 t black or white pepper for a true pfeffernusse taste....

I wouldn't call these cookies "spicy" --in fact I would be tempted to use more spice next time, but they are certainly good. A delicate flavor and not too much fat. Only the eggs and walnuts con...

I made these beauties for my American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR) chapter's annual Christmas Cookie exchange - they are really good! These cookies are crisp, not overly sw...

I made these for church and they are wonderful. You can really taste the citrus as well as the spices, and I was glad to find a recipe that does not add fat besides the eggs, since this is tradi...

These cookies taste great and are very addictive. I followed the recipe exactly except for the cloves because I did'nt have any. I brought these cookies to are German potluck at work and everyon...

I'm a little confused by this recipe, as it is a traditional German Christmas spice cookie called "Pepper (nut) Corn" cookies. They seemed to have omitted the black pepper which makes this cook...

Made these today cause they didn't call for any butter, oil, etc. I tried to follow the recipe, though I didn't have walnuts so used pecans, and added some black pepper..and becasue ppl are wimp...

Not my cup of tea, but maybe if you already know you like this kind of cookie it would be good?

i whipped up the egg whites before adding them in and they came out a little "meringue-y". very good though. i also dusted them with powdered sugar and they came out like little snowballs. t...