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Description

The beginning of December means it is time to start baking Christmas cookies. Look no further than these traditional German Pfeffernüsse Cookies. These traditional spice cookies are made with a host of spices including nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves as well as molasses and brown sugar for a rich caramel flavor and a moist texture. Baked and then coated with powdered sugar, these German cookies are a Christmas time must bake!

Ingredients

  • 315 grams flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 115 grams butter (room temperature)
  • 150 grams brown sugar
  • 60 milliliters molasses
  • 1 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 150 grams powdered sugar

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, paprika, cinnamon, five-spice powder, nutmeg, cloves, and baking soda.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Place the butter and brown sugar in a food processor and beat until foam forms.
  4. Then mix the molasses, egg, and vanilla extract into the butter and sugar mixture for 1 more minute.
  5. Pulse in the flour mixture until just absorbed.
  6. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  7. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  8. Using a wet or lightly greased hand, pinch off sections of the batter and roll them into balls the size of a walnut.
  9. Place on the baking tray leaving 4 centimeters between each cookie.
  10. Bake for about 15 minutes until the tops begin to crack.
  11. Remove and cool on a baking rack.
  12. Place the powdered sugar in a plastic bag with some cookies. Close the bag and shake, coating the cookies.
  13. Repeat in batches until all cookies are coated.
  14. They will last 1 week in a sealed container.
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NutritionView more

290Calories
Sodium4%DV95mg
Fat12%DV8g
Protein6%DV3g
Carbs17%DV50g
Fiber4%DV<1g

PER SERVING *

Calories290Calories from Fat70
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat8g12%
Saturated Fat5g25%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol40mg13%
Sodium95mg4%
Potassium160mg5%
Protein3g6%
Calories from Fat70
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate50g17%
Dietary Fiber<1g4%
Sugars28g56%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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