Traditional Pfeffernuesse

Traditional Pfeffernuesse
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Tiny anise-flavored spice nuggets are a Christmas tradition in many families of German heritage.
45 min
Prep Time
2:05
Total Time
36 servings

Ingredients

1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/4 cup
sugar
1/4 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup
mild flavor molasses
1 tablespoon
water
1 teaspoon
instant coffee granules
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
1 teaspoon
anise extract
1/2 teaspoon
baking soda
1/2 teaspoon
ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon
ground white pepper
1/4 teaspoon
salt
2 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour
 
Powdered sugar or sugar, if desired

Directions

  1. Combine butter, sugar, brown sugar, and molasses in bowl; beat at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until creamy.
  2. Combine water and coffee granules in another bowl; stir until dissolved. Add coffee mixture and all remaining ingredients except flour; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour; beat at low speed until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate at least 30 minutes until firm.
  3. Heat oven to 350°F.
  4. Divide dough into 10 portions (about 1/4 cup dough each). Roll 1 portion at a time into 18x1/2-inch rope on lightly floured surface. Cut each rope into 1/2-inch pieces with sharp knife. Place pieces 1/2 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8-9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and cookies are set.
  5. Place waxed paper on top of cooling racks. Loosen cookies with spatula; spread onto waxed paper. Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar or sugar, if desired.

Recipe Tips

Dip knife in flour while cutting dough to prevent sticking. If dough becomes too soft while shaping into ropes, refrigerate 15-20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
80
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
11g
Protein
1g
Fat
3g
Sodium
60mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

These are little nuggets of yummy goodness! I may have to make these again before anyone even comes to the house for the holidays, because I think I may eat them all myself!

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