Happy Holidays from junior kitchen! (The Pfeffernusse of Boxing Day)

Where does the time go? I’ve been a bit neglectful about blogging favorite recipes around here and as a result I have a growing pile of papers cluttering up our kitchen counter. For our holiday cookies this year I found a great recipe here at Foodo del Mundo.


We’ve had to make extra batches.


  • 3 1/2 c flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 c butter
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1/4 dark molasses
  • 1 egg
  • sifted powdered sugar

Grease cookie sheets, set aside. Place flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, salt, cloves, cardamon and pepper in large bowl, stir to combine. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in molasses and egg. Gradually add flour mixture. Beat at low speed until dough forms. Cover dough and refrigerate until firm, 30 min or up to 3 days.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake 12-14 min or until golden brown. Remove cookies to wire racks, dust with sifted powdered sugar. Store tightly covered at room temp or freeze up to 3 months

The kids left the cookies out for Santa and he ate every single one!