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Pfeffernusse Cookies Recipe

Looking for an easy Pfeffernusse Cookies recipe? Learn how to make Pfeffernusse Cookies using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by elj88

Makes 24 servings



German in origin, these small spice cookies are unusual in that they contain ground candied orange peel and no butter ? they bake up quite firm, and are excellent with milk or a hot toddy. They ship beautifully, store for up to a month at room temperature (and improve with age).

Recipe Ingredients for Pfeffernusse Cookies

2 3/4 c. flour
1/3 c. slivered almonds
1/2 c. diced candied orange peel
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 pinch ground cloves
3 large eggs
1 c. brown sugar

Recipe Directions for Pfeffernusse Cookies

  1. Place the flour, almonds and orange peel in the food processor, and process until all the ingredients are finely ground. Add baking powder, salt and spices.

  2. Whisk together eggs and brown sugar, add flour mixture in thirds and stir with a wooden spoon until incorporated. Chill dough overnight, or until firm.

  3. To form the cookies, on a floured surface, roll a piece of dough about the size of a golfball into a rope. Using a dull knife (I like the shape created from the slight flattening of a dull knife) such as a butter knife, cut the ropes into lengths of approximately 1 inch. Place the cookies 1 inch apart on parchment lined cookie sheets, and optionally allow to dry overnight.

  4. Preheat oven to 350 and bake the cookies about 15 minutes or until brown around the edges. While the cookies are still warm, toss in powdered sugar. Ripen for a week in an airtight container with a slice of apple.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 30.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
94
Calories from Fat
13
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
1.4g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.3g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
26mg
9%
Sodium
34mg
1%
Potassium
57mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
17.9g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0.8g
3%
Sugars
6.0g
Protein
2.6g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 2% Iron 5%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in sodium
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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