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Pfeffernusse or "Pepper Nut Cookies"



35 portion(s)


  • 125 grams soft butter
  • 150 grams brown sugar
  • 135 grams golden syrup or molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground all spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper, black or white
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 11/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 380 grams plain or bakers flour

Spiced Icing

  • 150 grams pure icing sugar
  • 11/2 tablespoons water
  • pinch cinnamon
  • pinch all spice
  • 6
    1h 45min
    Preparation 1h 30min
  • 7
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    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. Add butter and sugar to TM bowl  and mix 40 sec / speen 4. scrape sides

    Add golden syrup/molasses and mix 30 sec / speep 4

    add egg thru lid hole while blades are turning speed 3 and mix for 30 sec. scrape sides and mix for 20 sec / speed 4

    add spices, flour, salt and pepper and mix 15 sec / speed 6 then knead  for 2 minutes. dough will be wet/sticky

    Turn out onto well floured thermomat and shape into a ball, wrap in cling wrap and place in the fridge for at least an hour


  2. take out of fridge and rest while the oven preheats to 180'C and line 2 trays with baking paper

    divide the dough into 2 and roll out into 1 inch logs


  3. Cut into 1 inch pieces and roll into balls and place onto baking tray pressing slightly and bake for 15 minutes

  4. Allow to cool on the tray - they will be soft when first removed from oven - then transfer to cooling rack

  5. Icing
  6. place cooling rack over baking paper

    Mix icing and "spoon over each biscuit and let run down the sides.

    Allow to set before placing into an air tight container


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recipe can be made in both the TM 31 and TM5

1 1/2 times the recipe can be made in the TM 5


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  • Thanks these biscuits are so easy to make and...

    Submitted by pompei on 21. December 2019 - 19:02.

    Thanks these biscuits are so easy to make and delicious

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  • OMG AMAZING!!!! so much nicer than buying from the...

    Submitted by MiaMoo on 7. December 2017 - 20:44.

    OMG AMAZING!!!! so much nicer than buying from the shop. easy to make and a huge hit with everyone that tried them
    will definately be making them again. thankyou so much!!!

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  • I made a batch of these to give to neighours for...

    Submitted by Wombat Nomad on 12. February 2017 - 13:06.

    I made a batch of these to give to neighours for chirstmas - it was a huge hit and I have been asked for more every year from now on. I didn't worry about the icing however as they are lovely with a cuppa just as they are.

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  • Delicious.  My Austrian

    Submitted by Kysa on 3. April 2015 - 10:21.

    Delicious.  My Austrian father in law ate 6 in a row!  I made the icing with lime juice (no spices) and completely coated the biscuit.  Very yummy with the peppery flavour of the biscuit.  Thank you! 

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  • Thanks for recipe - these are

    Submitted by Melbwoo on 23. December 2014 - 23:27.

    Thanks for recipe - these are yum! 

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