German Spice Cookies (Pfeffernusse)
German Spice Cookies (Pfeffernusse)
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    German for "pepper nut," pfeffernusse cookies are named for the pinch of pepper added to the dough before baking. It joins a quartet of warm spices -- cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves.

    Ingredients

    • 2 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 3/4 cup firmly packed light-brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup unsulfured molasses
    • 1 large egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
    • 1/3 cup whole milk, plus more if needed
    • 1/4 teaspoon kirsch or other cherry-flavored liqueur, optional
    • Coarsely ground pink peppercorns
    • 1/2 teaspoon luster dust, preferably metallic
    • 1/4 teaspoon kirsch

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 60
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 77 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 2 g 2.55%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 4.98%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 5 mg 1.5%
    • Sodium: 14 mg 0.56%
    • Calcium: 9 mg 0.86%
    • Potassium: 30 mg 0.86%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 1.96%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 15 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0.72%
    • Sugar: 11 g
    • Protein: 1 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 1%
    • Vitamin C 0.02%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
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    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs1
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
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