Saturday, December 20, 2014

Pfeffernusse

I think you could call these Chai cookies.  They have pretty much everything a cup of chai would have.  The cookies are very warming and comforting, bursting with flavor. I highly recommend them.

Pfeffernusse

1/2 cup molasses
1/4 honey
1/2 butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ginger
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
3/4 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 cups flour
2 teaspoon anise
1 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup powdered sugar (for dusting)

Melt molasses, honey and butter together in a saucepan over medium heat.  Cook and stir until creamy.  Allow the mixture to cool and then add in eggs, sugar and anise.

In a separate bowl combine flour, cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, baking soda and pepper.  Add the molasses mixture to this and mix until combined.  Chill for 2 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350F.  Form dough into small balls and place on cookie sheet.  Bake 10 to 15 minutes.  Cool completely before dusting with powdered sugar.

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