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Grossmutter's Peppernuts

Rated as 3.2 out of 5 Stars

"Before Christmas, my grandmother would bake peppernuts and store them until the 'big day'. When we'd come home from school, the whole house would smell like anise and we knew the holiday season was about to begin."
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50 m servings
Original recipe yields 60 servings


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  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar at medium speed for 15 minutes. Reduce speed and slowly add flour and anise. Mix until well combined. On a lightly floured surface, shape dough into ropes about 1/2 in. in diameter. Chill 1 hour.
  2. Slice ropes into 1/2-in. lengths. Place on greased bookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 6-8 minutes or until set. Cookies will harden upon standing. When cool, store in airtight containers; they are best if allowed to age before serving.


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This is the only recipe I've found that makes "pebbles" instead of 1-inch rounds. These are more like a snack--you pop them in and crunch--which is exactly what I was looking for! Thanks for s...

I liked the flavor, they were a little too crispy for me, my family didn't care for it.

the anise flavor was too intense, and 6-8 minutes wasn't long enough. It left the nuggets tasting like doughy blobs.

Indeed, these are peppernuts. ut you must enjoy licorice to enjoy them. I though the amount was a but overwhelming. I will try them again int he future, but likely decrease the amount of anise.

easy to make and so delicious!