Anise Pfeffernusse, #11

Here’s the last of Auntie Karen’s Pfeffernusse recipes. Every Christmas she makes a wide variety of peppernut cookies and then gives gifts of samplers including all the varieties. These are wonderful little snacks to have around during the holidays.

Anise Pfeffernusse

  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. butter or oleo
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c. sweet cream
  • 2 T. honey
  • 1/3 c. white corn syrup
  • 1 t. oil of anise
  • 1/2 t. vanilla
  • 1/2 t. cinnamon
  • 1/2 t. cloves
  • 1/2 t. nutmeg
  • 1/4 t. black pepper
  • 1/4 t. allspice
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. cream of tartar
  • 1/4 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. cinnamon
  • 4 c. of flour

Mix together, adding flour to make a stiff, but not overly dry dough. Chill and roll into thin ropes, about the thickness of your little finger. ( I freeze them after this, so I can cut them 4 or so ropes at a time. Place on baking sheet with cut side up. Bake at 350-375° until golden brown. They keep for a long time in an airtight container. I like them better after they have set for a few days.


3 thoughts on “Anise Pfeffernusse, #11

  1. I have been searching for an original recipe for Pfeffernusse. My brother used to make them every year for Christmas. I’m so glad to get the recipe that isn’t modified.

    Could you by any chance have printed recipes only? I go through 6 pages of printing to print a recipe from your site. I love your site and recipes, but hesitate to print them because of the waste of paper and ink.

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