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Pfeffernuesse Cookies

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“Nutmeg, ginger, cloves and even black pepper give spice to these popular Scandinavian holiday cookies. My neighbor made this for us last year. Different!”
1hr 48mins
48 cook

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine molasses, sugar and butter in a saucepan. Cook until just melted, then set aside to cool.
  2. Stir in eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Add half of flour, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. When completely combined, stir in remaining flour. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. After dough has chilled, preheat oven to 375°F.
  4. Shape into 1-inch balls and place 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 7 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Transfer to wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar to decorate.

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