These mini cookies are flavored with anise and molasses and are perfect for dipping in coffee. They're a German staple that's well worth the effort!
Keyword Christmas, Christmas cookie, cookie, holiday, homemade cookies
Prep Time 30minutes
Cook Time 12minutes
Total Time 2hours
1cuplard(or vegetable shortening)
¼tspreal anise oil
½cupsour milk(1 tbsp vinegar with ½ cup milk)
In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the lard and molasses, 30 seconds. Add the sugar, egg, anise oil, sour milk, and mix well, 1 minute. Add baking soda and flour and mix until only a few streaks of flour remain, 1 minute.
Shape into cylindrical rolls approximately ½-inch to ¾-inch in diameter. Chill overnight and cut into ¼-inch pieces.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on pan for 5 minutes. Using a spatula, scrape the peppernuts into an airtight container. Store for up to three months in the freezer.