Pfeffernüsse are tiny spice cookies, popular as a holiday treat in Germany, Denmark, and The Netherlands.,
6 tbsp honey.
6 tbsp castor sugar.
¼ cup packed dark brown sugar.
60g unsalted butter, melted.
1 egg yolk.
2 cups cake flour.
¾ tsp bicarbonate of soda.
½ tsp cinnamon powder.
½ tsp cardamom powder.
½ tsp anise seed.
½ tsp all spice powder.
½ tsp cloves powder.
¼ tsp ground black powder.
¼ tsp salt.
Icing sugar, for rolling the finished baked cookies.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk the honey, with the castor sugar and dark brown sugar.
Whisk in the melted butter, egg and egg yolk, till everything is well combined.
Sift in the flour, bicarbonate of soda, spices and salt.
Mix until well blended. Keep in mind the batter will be thick.
Using a small ice cream scoop.
Scoop ballfulls into your hand and roll into a ball shape.
Place on greased baking trays and pop into a pre-heated oven.
Bake at 160 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes or until the bottoms are lightly brown.
Cool the cookies on a cooling rack.
Once completely cool, roll in icing sugar to coat the entire biscuit.
Prepared, tried and tested