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