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German Pfeffernuesse

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German Pfeffernuesse
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 240
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Looking for a distinctive German dessert? Then check out these delicious cookies made with molasses – a tasty treat.
Updated Nov 30, 2010

Ingredients

  • 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
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 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.

Nutrition

50 Calories, 2g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 8g Total Carbohydrate, 4g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 4 Cookies
Calories
50
Calories from Fat
20
Total Fat
2g
3%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Sodium
30mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
8g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
4g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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