German Pfeffernuesse

German Pfeffernuesse

Looking for a distinctive German dessert? Then check out these delicious cookies made with molasses – a tasty treat.

Prep Time

1:00

Hr:Mins

Total Time

3:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

20

dozen

1
cup sugar
1/2
cup butter
1/4
cup buttermilk
1/4
cup molasses
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon ginger
1/2
teaspoon cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon cloves
1/4
teaspoon black pepper
1/4
teaspoon anise oil, if desired
Powdered sugar
  1. In large bowl, combine sugar, butter, buttermilk and molasses; beat well. Add flour and all remaining ingredients except powdered sugar; mix until well blended. Cover dough with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours for easier handling.
  2. Heat oven to 350°F. On floured surface, shape dough into 4 long rolls, 15 inches long and 1 inch in diameter. With serrated knife, cut rolls into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Place 1/4 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake at 350°F. for 8 to 9 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets; place on wire racks. Cool 5 minutes or until completely cooled. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Makes 20 dozen cookies

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (4 Cookies)
  • Calories 50
    • (Calories from Fat 20),
  • Total Fat 2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,),
  • Cholesterol 4mg;
  • Sodium 30mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 8g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.