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Glazed Pfeffernuesse

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Glazed Pfeffernuesse

Glazed Pfeffernuesse
Taste of Home
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This version of the classic German cookie is nice to have on hand throughout the holiday season. They stay fresh and become more intense in flavor when stored in an airtight container for a few weeks

Recipe courtesy of Taste of Home Baking, All New Edition/Readers Digest, 2011.



  • In a bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the molasses, water and extract. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and spices; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in nuts. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Roll the dough into 1-in. balls. Place them 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla. Place additional confectioners’ sugar in another bowl. Remove cookies to wire racks; cool 5 minutes. Dip tops of warm cookies in glaze, then dip in the additional confectioners' sugar. Cool completely on wire racks. Store in an airtight container.