Spicy German cookie

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
30
Yield:
5 dozen
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir together flour, sugar, baking soda, spices, and dash black pepper.

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  • In large saucepan, combine molasses and butter; heat and stir until butter melts. Cool to room temperature.

  • Stir in eggs. Add dry ingredients to molasses mixture; mix well. Cover. Chill several hours or overnight.

  • Shape into 1" balls. Place on greased cookie sheet.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 12 to 14 minutes or until cookies are done. Remove. Cool. Roll in powdered sugar.

Nutrition Facts

135 calories; protein 2.2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 23.7g 8% DV; fat 3.6g 6% DV; cholesterol 20.5mg 7% DV; sodium 82.4mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/10/2008
I have been making these for years and everyone adores them the only change I have made is to only cook them 8-9 minutes 12 is much too long you want to take them out when they are still somewhat soft as they will harden a bit as they cool. This way you will have a softer chewier cookie. Read More
(14)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/16/2003
Not at all like traditional Pfeffernuesse. Dry not very much spice flavor and much too much molasses. Would not make again will continue to look for better recipe. Read More
(10)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/10/2008
I have been making these for years and everyone adores them the only change I have made is to only cook them 8-9 minutes 12 is much too long you want to take them out when they are still somewhat soft as they will harden a bit as they cool. This way you will have a softer chewier cookie. Read More
(14)
Rating: 2 stars
12/16/2003
Not at all like traditional Pfeffernuesse. Dry not very much spice flavor and much too much molasses. Would not make again will continue to look for better recipe. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2002
My mother is pure german and the Pfeffernuesse cookies she made were different then these but these are good and easy compared to my mother's. Besides my mother's they were made then put in an airtight container till they hardened. Great for dunking in coffee or hot chocolate. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2005
The dough is a bit stiff to work with but the results are excellent! This is a spice cookie with a wonderful little "bite" that develops the main spice flavor. Excellent with a cup of hot tea. Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2002
Good but nothing special. Neither spicy nor traditional. Molasses Crinkle recipe is much better than this molasses-based cookie! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2018
These were so good. I loved the spice and loved the low sugar. It was so delicious. Read More
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