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Pfeffernusse

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Ingredients
  Eggs 2
  Packed brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Lemon peel 2 Teaspoon
  Citron 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped
  All-purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs), sifted
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Cloves 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Mace 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cardamom 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Brandy extract/Rum extract 3 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

MAKING
2. In a bowl beat eggs until thick, continue beating adding brown sugar and lemon peel until well blended and stir in citron.
3. In another bowl sift flour with baking powder, salt and spices, add to egg mixture and stir in nuts.
4. Shape into roll 1 inch in diameter and chill.
5. Cut into 1/2-inch slices and place on baking sheet and allow to dry overnight.
6. Turn cookies over and put 1 to 2 drops extract in center of each cookie.
7. Bake in the preheated oven for about 12 to 15 minutes.
8. Place in a tightly covered container and store for several days to mellow.

SERVING
9. Serve the Pfeffernusse as a party dessert.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Sugar
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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