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Pfeffernusse Cookies

MarianneMarianne Davidson

Very unusual and very spicy!

servings:Makes 9 dozen
prep time:
1 hour
cook time:
12 minutes


  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup white corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2-3 tablespoons anise seed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 6 1/2 cups flour
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This is a very unusual but delicious Christmas cookie. I would use less anise seed though.



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