Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pfeffernuesse (Pepper Nuts)

I remember my Swedish grandma making these spiced cookies. :)

3/4 C sugar
3/4 C brown sugar
1/4 C coffee
1 egg
1 tsp anise extract
3 C flour
1 tsp each: salt, soda, white pepper, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, cloves, nutmeg

Cream together the sugars, coffee, egg and anise. Add all at once the flour, salt, soda, and spices. Roll dough into long, thin 'logs' and cut on the diagonal, 1 to 1 1/2 inches. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes.

Grandma used to dunk these in her coffee. They are a crunchy cookie (not chewy)...kind of like little mini-biscotti...spicy biscotti. :)

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