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German Spice Cookies (Pfeffernusse)

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Recipe photo courtesy of Mike Krautter

German for "pepper nut," pfeffernusse cookies are named for the pinch of pepper added to the dough before baking. It joins a quartet of warm spices -- cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves.

Source: Martha Bakes, Episode 904
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Ingredients

Cookies

Glaze

To decorate (optional)

Directions

Variations

You can skip the glaze and decorations and finish the cookies with confectioners' sugar instead. Place 1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar in a brown paper bag. After baking, transfer sheets to a wire rack to cool slightly, about 10 minutes. Working in batches, place cookies in paper bag; shake until well coated. Let cool completely on wire rack.

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  • halfnelson79079
    8 APR, 2018
    My all time favorite cookies! I could have them, breakfast lunch and dinner!! Just brew a nice strong pot of tea! I tried just sprinkling powder sugar, once. Give me the hard shells!! They are rather messy, but, oh so worth it!! Thanx for sharing this recipe!!raf
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