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Spicy Peppernuts

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Ingredients
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Packed brown sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Molasses 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Anise oil 3 Drop
  Hot water 1 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour 3 1⁄3 Cup (53.33 tbs)
  Soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper white 1⁄8 Teaspoon
Directions

Heat oven to 350°.
Mix thoroughly shortening, sugar, egg, molasses, anise oil and water.
Blend in remaining ingredients.
Knead dough until of right consistency for molding.
Shape dough by level teaspoonfuls into balls.
Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet.
Bake about 12 minutes or until golden brown on bottom.
Store in airtight container.
For softer cookies, store with a slice of apple.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
German
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Pepper

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