A Christmas Cookie

Posted by on Dec 23, 2015 in Cookies, Holiday | 1 comment

Pfeffernusse, a classic German biscuit like cookie served around Christmastime popped up on ABC’s, The Chew last week; sending me straight to the peppermill.  These spicy dunking cookies dusted with powdered sugar are a piece of my childhood holiday remembrances; settled next to Grandma Barrett’s Shortbread and my mother’s famous Bourbon Balls (which children were allowed to eat)!  I am in a massive baking project and sturdy festive cookies are perfect packers for a Christmas on the Bay celebration.  Reminiscent of gingerbread; mingling warm aromatic spices and freshly ground pepper create a sophisticated winter blend.

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Few ingredients, mostly pantry ready, make this a super quick bake (and the cookies mellow appropriately and freeze well too).

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Begin by creaming butter with brown sugar followed by an egg and deep rich signature molasses.  The recipe then calls for vanilla and rum.

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There was no rum in the inn; I used amaretto which was all I had near that genre.

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Proceed, adding the flour blended with spices, soda and salt.  Make sure you use freshly ground high-quality pepper, not random old stuff from a tin; there is a vast distinction.

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I also love how this recipe kinda self-cleans the bowl.

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Form the dough and bake the cookies (I produced 24 using a small scoop).

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Wait, wait and wait until they cool

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before showering these zesty sweets with copious amounts of snowy sugar.

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Steaming hot cappuccino and a bright tangerine

qualifies this as breakfast. Right?

Thanks again, to abcthechew for choosing my photo for the holiday parade 🙂

One Comment

  1. 12-24-2015

    Aaaannnnnnd…… NOW I’m hoping for the referenced recipe of your mother’s famous Bourbon Balls…..! Any chance of my wish coming true ? 🙂
    Wishing you Christmas blessings…. peace, happiness, good health and the love of family and dearfriends…
    Xoxo Marti

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