Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Pfeffernuesse


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From the kitchen of Cathy Preston

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
10-12 minutes
Tags: Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly


1 cup molasses
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 eggs, beaten
4 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
dash of pepper
dash of ginger
1 teaspoon powdered cloves
2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Grease cookie pans.

  3. In saucepan combine molasses and butter or margarine.

  4. Heat until melted, then cool at room temperature. Add eggs, set aside.

  5. In another bowl combine last 8 ingredients.

  6. Add molasses mixture into dough. Dough will be gooey.

  7. Shape dough into small balls and bake on a greased cookie sheet for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.

  8. Roll in powdered sugar and enjoy.


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