Last Update:  23 April 2007

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Pfeffernusse Cookies

Recipe #1

Recipe #2


Pfeffernusse Cookies


3 cups sifted all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon ground cloves

2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 tablespoon orange zest

1 cup chopped walnuts

4 eggs

2 cups white sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. Sift together flour, baking powder, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir in the orange rind and nuts.

3. In a medium size bowl, beat eggs and sugar until thick. Blend in flour mixture to make a smooth dough.

4. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, place onto ungreased baking sheets and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, until light brown.



These cookies are very popular with Low Germans during Christmas:




1 cup of ole or butter

2 C white sugar

2 C brown sugar

4 eggs

1 T. soda in one T of water

3/4 tsp anis oil



1 t cream of tartar

1 t. powdered or ground cloves

1 t. nutmeg

1 t. cinnamon

1 t. mace


Roll in small rolls about 1/2 to 3/4 inches across.   Cut into pieces about 1/2 in long.  

Bake at 375 deg. for 6 to 8 min.  

Store in a tight glass jar.  These improve with age.

Recipe from Menno, SD