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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Pfeffernusse Cookies

These cookies are popular, especially with kids.

1/2 cup palm shortening

3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 egg
3 1/4 cups GF flour blend (I used this one)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
powdered sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray, set aside.

Sift together the flour through the pepper, set aside.

Beat shortening and brown sugar until creamy. Beat in molasses and egg until light and fluffy. Add the flour mixture and beat until well blended. Shape level tablespoonfuls of dough into balls and place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake cookies about 12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on the baking sheet, then dust with powdered sugar. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

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