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Pfefferneuse (Peppernuts)

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"From old German are the peppernuts made with corn syrup"
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servings 133
Original recipe yields 60 servings (10 dozen)


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  1. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar. Add corn syrup, egg and honey; mix well. Sift together the flour, salt, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and baking soda; stir into the sugar mixture alternately with the buttermilk. Knead dough, which should be very stiff, by hand for 15 to 30 minutes. Divide dough into 2 pieces, flatten slightly, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F ( 175 degrees C ). Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into 1 inch squares. Place on an unprepared cookie sheet and bake for 15 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until dry inside.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 133 calories; 3.3 24.6 1.7 11 114 Full nutrition

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I tried this recipe because I'm addicted to pfeffernusse...I grew up on it as a child...but I found it to be not what I wanted...They were still boyfriend can't seem to stop eating t...

These are not German pfefferneuse but they are tasty. Pfefferneuse should be peppery with spice. My grandmother would roll her dough into ropes and pinch off smaller bits so they actually look...

These cookies were just like many peppernuts I've tasted over the years. I never realized the time it takes to make them, but it made a lot of cookies so it was worth it. I think that I may ad...

Similar to my families recipe. Variation being double the syrup, sugar and egg. Use shortening instead of butter. additional spices 1/2 tsp Black pepper, Star Anise(1/2 tsp oil or 3/4 mill th...