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Pfeffernuesse biscuits recipe

Pfeffernuesse biscuits recipe

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Small, round biscuits are spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon and ground cloves. Enjoy them with a cup of tea or coffee.

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IngredientsMakes: 5 dozen

  • 500g plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 275g golden syrup
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 110g unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 40g icing sugar for decoration

MethodPrep:20min ›Cook:12min ›Extra time:8hr chilling › Ready in:8hr32min

  1. Stir together flour, sugar, bicarbonate of soda, spices and dash black pepper.
  2. In large saucepan, combine golden syrup and butter; heat and stir until butter melts. Cool to room temperature.
  3. Stir in eggs. Add dry ingredients to syrup mixture; mix well. Cover. Chill several hours or overnight.
  4. Shape into 2.5cm balls. Place on greased baking trays.
  5. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 12 to 14 minutes or until biscuits are done. Remove. Cool. Roll in icing sugar.

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Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(9)

Reviews in English (6)

by Megancake

I have been making these for years and everyone adores them, the only change I have made is to only cook them 8-9 minutes, 12 is much too long, you want to take them out when they are still somewhat soft as they will harden a bit as they cool. This way you will have a softer, chewier cookie.-09 Apr 2008

by Delilah

Not at all like traditional Pfeffernuesse. Dry, not very much spice flavor, and much too much molasses. Would not make again, will continue to look for better recipe.-09 Dec 2001

by Deborah Cusick

The dough is a bit stiff to work with but the results are excellent! This is a spice cookie with a wonderful little "bite" that develops the main spice flavor. Excellent with a cup of hot tea.-23 Dec 2005

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