Recipe By Anonymous
Published Nov 10th
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 3 dozen Calories 131.4

For the holiday season.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup molasses
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • ⅓ cup fructose (fruit sugar)

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat molasses with butter, stirring until butter melts. Cool to room temperature. Beat egg and stir into molasses mixture.
  2. 2 Thoroughly mix dry ingredients, except fruit sugar. Add dry mixture to molasses and butter gradually. Blend thoroughly.
  3. 3 Shape into small balls. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10-12 minutes. Roll in fruit sugar while warm. Store in a tightly covered tin to keep them semisoft.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 131.4
  • Carbohydrate 22.8 g
  • Cholesterol 19.4 mg
  • Fat 3.9 g
  • Fiber 0.5 g
  • Protein 1.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.3 g
  • Sodium 74.4 mg
  • Sugar 10.6 g


  1. I started by following the basic recipe. The dough looked a little dry so I went with the other reviewer's instructions to raise the molasses and butter to 1/2 c and double the cinnamon and nutmeg. NEXT time though I will also reduce the flour maybe by 2 tablespoons. But the flavor is great--THIS is - Read more ...
  2. Did not add the powdered sugar I'm allergic. But they came out wonderful without. WIll make again
  3. Definitely making this at Christmastime.
  4. Just like my grandmother used to bake - served them at our Christmas Tree Trimming party and they were a hit.
  5. These are such cute little cookies. Unfortunately I didn't really care for them. I followed the recipe exactly as far as the ingredients are concerned. The only exception I was forced to make was the fructose - I couldn't find it anywhere in my area. I used confectioner's sugar. These basically tast like flour - - Read more ...
  6. I absolutely love this recipe! I found it on here a few years ago and with a few minor tweaks it is the best pfefferneusse I've ever had (the closest to my grandmother's recipe I've been able to find) The changes I made: increase the butter and molasses to 1/2 cup each and double the - Read more ...
  7. I kinda went off the guidlines with this one and made them with rolled oats. They are awesome! Like soft ginger snaps or oatmeal ginger bread. Also I used on;y slenda for baking and no molasses. Still these are great!
  8. They're awesome! This recipe is very good and accurate even if it's short. I think these peppernuts are excellent also with teas and herbal infusions. My mother who is a conservative of the Italian cuisine found them fantastic. Just if you can make them all of the same dimension. Scarlet from Italy

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