German Pfeffernusse CookiesLa Cocina de Babel
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!
- 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
- 1In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, paprika, cinnamon, five-spice powder, nutmeg, cloves, and baking soda.
- 2Set aside.
- 3Place the butter and brown sugar in a food processor and beat until foam forms.
- 4Then mix the molasses, egg, and vanilla extract into the butter and sugar mixture for 1 more minute.
- 5Pulse in the flour mixture until just absorbed.
- 6Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- 7Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
- 8Using a wet or lightly greased hand, pinch off sections of the batter and roll them into balls the size of a walnut.
- 9Place on the baking tray leaving 4 centimeters between each cookie.
- 10Bake for about 15 minutes until the tops begin to crack.
- 11Remove and cool on a baking rack.
- 12Place the powdered sugar in a plastic bag with some cookies. Close the bag and shake, coating the cookies.
- 13Repeat in batches until all cookies are coated.
- 14They will last 1 week in a sealed container.
PER SERVING *
|Calories290Calories from Fat70|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
|Calories from Fat70|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.