Monday, March 11, 2013

Great Grandma's Recipes - Pfeffernüsse Cookies (German Ginger Cookies)

Pfeffernüsse Cookies


 Ingredients -

  • 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Cup Shortening (butter or margarine is best)
  • 1 1/2 Molasses and Dark Syrup mixed (Karo)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Ginger
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp crushed anise seed
  • 2/3 Sour cream
  • 3 tsp Baking soda
  • 2 Eggs
  • 5 Cups flour
You'll start out by mixing up the Karo and the Molasses in a pan on the stove, add the shortening and ginger and bring to boil for one minute while stirring; let cool. Stir in the sour cream.

Sift all dry ingredients together.  Cream together sugar and eggs and alternate with syrup mix in adding and stirring into dry mix.

Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Roll into 1" balls and place 2" apart on cookie sheet.  Bake for 11 minutes at 400 degrees.

Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar.


Side note:  This is my absolute favorite cookie and they are even tastier with a hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate.  They are even tastier if you dip them into your favorite coffee or hot chocolate!

Don't forget to let everyone know how they turned out for you!  Did you like them?  Did you enjoy the flavor?  How did they turn out for you?  Did you make any changes?


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