Wilton Peppernut Cookies

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by Wilton Design Team

Wilton Peppernut Cookies

Dig into Pfeffernusse -- or Peppernut Cookies. This German treats are both popular and traditional with everyone!

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Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:about two hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Make dough. Preheat oven to 325ºF. Line cookie pans with parchment paper. In bowl, combine 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon ground cloves (you can increase that to 1 tablespoon for a more traditional spicy flavor), 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon ginger, 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice, 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper; set aside. In second bowl, combine 3 cups tightly packed light brown sugar and 4 eggs; mix well. Add dry ingredients slowly to egg mixture, forming a soft dough. Roll dough into logs about 1/2" thick (about the thickness of a pencil). Cut dough crosswise into 1/4" pieces (about the size of a peanut). Sprinkle dough pieces onto prepared cookie pans; separate any stuck together.
  • 2
    Bake cookies. Bake 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. Cookies will become crunchy as they cool. Note: project time does not include neither the baking and cooling times. Break apart any cookies that have baked together. Store in airtight containers.

    Makes about 12 cups of cookies.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:about two hours

Project Supplies

  • •Wilton Parchment Paper & 16" x 20" Cookie Sheet
  • •All-Purpose Flour, Ground Cinnamon, Baking Powder, Ground Cloves, Salt, Ground Ginger, Ground Allspice, Ground Nutmeg, Ground Black Pepper, Light Brown Sugar & Eggs
  • •Two Large Bowls, Measuring Cups & Measuring Spoons