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Pfeffernusse

oldsparkey

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As normal around here , during the Christmas Season we make cookies to give to friends and this is an Old German Recipe for a good cookie. They are hard as bricks when done right and go great with a cup of coffee , just drop it in the cup then spoon it out and enjoy.
Eaten by themselves , consider then a jaw breaker if done correctly.

Chuck.

Pfeffernusse

3 ¾ cups flour (sifted) ........... 2 ¼ cups sugar ............. 4 eggs
2oz. Candied Lemon peel......... 1 Teaspoon Nutmeg .........1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Cloves.............. 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder.

All Spices are the Ground type and the Lemon Peel is chopped fine ,( when you get it , The Lemon Peel,) cut it again .

Combine the Sugar. Lemon Peel and Spices in a bowl , add eggs and beat or mix it together , add Baking Powder , mix again. Now add the Flour slowly a little at a time and mix until all the flour is in the batter. ( As you add the Flour to the mix it will get increasingly harder to mix , do not give up it will all mix together and you will have a dry dough.( Sometimes you might want to use your hands instead of a spatula.)

Take a little Flour and put this on your work table . This will help you role out the dough which will be cut into pieces and than rolled into balls to be placed on a cookie sheet. #1(You can role the dough out until it is about ¾ inch thick and what ever length that you want , than cut it into ½ inch pieces and role these into balls.#1) The larger the balls of dough the larger the cookie and the best ones are smaller , when cooked they should fit in a spoon just in case you want to drop them into a cup of hot coffee to soften them up, these cookies will get very hard as time goes by so do not make them any larger than the size of a quarter, when cooked. #1( HINT…a little flour on your hands will help in this step.)

Pre heat the oven to 325 degrees , place the cookies on a baking pan that has been lightly greased and cook for 12 to 15 minutes than take the cookies and using a spatula place them on a cut brown paper bag to cool.

When the Cookies have cooled they can be put in plastic bag or cookie tins and they will last for years . When Camping , Hiking or Canoeing / Kayaking these cookies are great snack and energy builders and just real good.

********* When measuring out the flour sift it into the measuring cup , if you don’t you will have to much flour and the mix will be to dry.


ENJOY
 

oldsparkey

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It's Christmas time........

The oldest daughter is making pfeffernusse in fact she said she has made 3 batches and has a couple more to do.
The youngest daughter E mailed me wanted the recipe since she lost hers. I sent it to her and this coming weekend she will be making a couple of batches.

It's a tradition that the old man gets a bag of the pfeffernusse as a Christmas present ( something look forward to ) I guess I should call them Christmas Cookies for this family.
 

oldsparkey

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Jack...
It's the one cookie we always had at the house ( at Christmas ) when I was a kid and even later in life. In my middle teen years I ran a trap line in the winter. A standard item in the one pocket was a hand full of those cookies to munch on while running the line.
Later I would make them ( the cookies ) every year for the girls. Now they are doing the same for their families.

Another ( Christmas ) stand by when I was a kid was my grandmothers butter cookies , those were some sort of good. When she passed the recipe went with her.
 

oldsparkey

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Well, trapper, the title lf this section includes the word “recipes”. Where’s the recipe for these wunnerful cookies? How much garlic do they have in them?
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The recipe section , naturally..........