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Wilton Peppernut Cookies
Dig into Pfeffernusse -- or Peppernut Cookies. This German treats are both popular and traditional with everyone!
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- Time:about two hours
1Make 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.
2Bake 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.