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Candied Pfeffernusse

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Ingredients
  Eggs 4
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  All purpose flour 4 Cup (64 tbs), sifted
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 2 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Allspice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Mace 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Grated lemon rind 1
  Candied citron 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped
  Unblanched almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), ground
  Brandy 1
Directions

Beat the eggs until fluffy in an electric mixer set at medium speed.
Gradually add the sugar, beating constantly.
Then continue beating 15 minutes longer.
Sift the flour with the baking powder, salt, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, and mace.
Add to the beaten egg mixture in thirds, blending thoroughly after each addition: mix the lemon rind, citron, and almonds in the last third before adding.
Turn half the dough out onto a lightly floured board.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
German
Course: 
Dessert
Dish: 
Cookie
Occasion: 
Christmas
Interest: 
Party

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