Pfeffernusse Cookies Recipe: This Easy Spice Cookie Recipe Smells Like the Holidays by 30Seconds Food

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Pfeffernusse Cookies Recipe: This Easy Spice Cookie Recipe Smells Like the Holidays

Pfeffernusse are spice cookies popular in Germany, The Netherlands and Denmark. The holiday treats are filled with various ground spices and sweeteners. A few spices that are found often in Pfeffernusse recipes are molasses, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, anise and black pepper. 

Anise is the dominant spice, and some choose to omit the black pepper. The fragrant cookies smell similar to gingerbread cookies and, like many cookies, have endless variations. Here's an easy Pfeffernusse recipe to try this Christmas.

You'll need:

Here's how to make them:

  1. Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, pepper, nutmeg, ginger, salt, allspice and cloves in a bowl. 
  2. Make a well in the center and add the melted and cooled butter, molasses, egg and anise extract. Beat on low speed until combined.
  3. Roll the dough into balls and arrange on parchment paper-lined cookie sheets. Bake in a preheated 325-degree F oven for 9-12 minutes, or until edges are set. Remove and cool a few minutes before rolling in the powdered sugar. 

Note: Instead of rolling the cookies in powdered sugar, you could frost them with vanilla cake icing.

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I love the old-fashioned goodness of this cookie! 😋
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
My old world grandma used to make these and we'd eat them every Christmas. Remember these, Kathy Ast-Kutzbach ? I can't wait to try making them myself! #yum
Kathy Ast-Kutzbach
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds yes I remember. I can smell them now...so yummy!!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
They have a very distinct aroma and flavor. I think it's the anise. I just loved their shapes and the fact that Grandma made them. That's why they are close to my heart, Kathy Ast-Kutzbach ! Donna John , did you grandma make these, too?

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