From old German cookbook...here are the peppernuts made with corn syrup

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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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  • 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.

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  • 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

133 calories; 3.3 g total fat; 11 mg cholesterol; 114 mg sodium. 24.6 g carbohydrates; 1.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2006
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 add more nutmeg next time and less ginger. A lot of my friends thought that they were gingersnaps. Read More
(17)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/17/2003
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 yummy....my boyfriend can't seem to stop eating them... Read More
(30)
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2006
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 add more nutmeg next time and less ginger. A lot of my friends thought that they were gingersnaps. Read More
(17)
Rating: 3 stars
12/17/2003
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 yummy....my boyfriend can't seem to stop eating them... Read More
(30)
Rating: 3 stars
12/21/2009
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 looked like small nuts. This dough is very stiff and hard to work with. I will keep searching for the real thing.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2006
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 add more nutmeg next time and less ginger. A lot of my friends thought that they were gingersnaps. Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2017
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 the star). I usually mill all the spices and share the blend with friends if they choose to endure making a laborious batch of there own. Read More