This is the weekend I mix up my Pfeffernuese cookie dough and begin the baking process. It calls for about 10 pounds of flour … whoa and takes me all month to bake them. Well, now that I have a new range that bakes 6 pans of cookies at once, maybe it will go much faster this time. I will share my super huge recipe with you at a later post, but for now, here’s something you could try and maybe create as gifts for your Germans from Russia friends. Happy Thanksgiving.
PFEFFERNUESSE COOKIE MIX IN A JAR
Makes about 4 cups mix.
4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon pepper
– Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl; mix well. Place in a one-quart, wide-mouth canning jar; press to pack and seal tightly. Attach instructions.
Instructions: Combine 3/4 cup light molasses and 1/2 cup softened butter in a large saucepan. Heat and stir until butter melts; cool to room temperature. Stir in 2 eggs and cookie mix; mix well. Cover and chill several hours or overnight. Shape dough into walnut-size balls. Arrange 2 inches apart on greased baked sheets; bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes. Cool on wire racks; roll in 1/3 cup powdered sugar. Makes 5 dozen cookies.