Pfeffernuesse (Pepper Nuts)

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 435


1/3 cup brown sugar packed
1/3 cup corn syrup dark
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon ground
1/2 teaspoon allspice ground
1/2 teaspoon cloves ground
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg large
1 teaspoon anise extract
3/4 cup walnuts finely chopped
powdered sugar (optional)
* See note below.


* Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly oil baking sheets set aside. In a 3-quart saucepan over low heat, stir brown sugar, corn syrup and oil just until brown sugar dissolves. Set aside to cool slightly. In a medium bowl, stir flour, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, pepper, salt and baking soda until blended set aside. Using a wooden spoon, beat egg and anise into cooled mixture until well blended. Stir in flour mixture, about 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in nuts, kneading with hands if necessary (dough will be stiff). Using a portion of dough at a time, shape into a 3/4 -inch diameter rope. Cut into 3/4-inch pieces. Roll in sugar. Place 1 inch apart on baking sheets. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until center is done (cut one open to check) and bottom of cookies are golden brown. Cool cookies on wire racks. Store in an airtight container in a cool place. One or two days before serving,place a piece of apple in container to soften cookies. If desired, dust tops of cookies with powdered sugar before serving.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 435
Calories from Fat: 174

This Pfeffernuesse (Pepper Nuts) recipe is from the Cookie Creations Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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