Recipe from Oxmoor House

More From Oxmoor House


  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon anise seeds, crushed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Sifted powdered sugar


  1. Combine molasses and honey in a medium saucepan; cook over low heat until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently. Add shortening; stir until well blended. Remove from heat, and set aside to cool.
  2. Combine flour, soda, salt, allspice, mace, pepper, and anise in a large mixing bowl; stir well. Set aside.
  3. Add egg to cooled molasses mixture, stirring until well blended. Gradually pour into reserved flour mixture, stirring just enough to moisten dry ingredients. Allow dough to rest 15 minutes.
  4. Shape into 1-inch balls, and place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets, and roll in powdered sugar. Cool on wire racks.
My Notes

Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.

Add Note

Pfeffernüsse Recipe at a Glance

More Recipes Like This

  1. Enter at least one ingredient

Do you love cookies?

Cookie Countdown
We do too! Get your favorite holiday cookies delivered to your inbox.(Nov.-Dec.)
We Respect Your Privacy. Privacy Policy