Posts tagged ‘anise’

August 14, 2010

Honey Cookies

Hilda Friesen [Omar’s Wife]

  • 1 c. honey
  • 1 ½ c. sweet cream
  • 1 c. butter or margarine
  • 1 ½ c. sugar
  • 2 c. Roger’s Golden syrup
  • 1 tsp. star anise seed
  • 3 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 eggs
  • flour to make a soft dough

Roll in small balls and bake at 375 for 10 mins.

For frosting, boil together 1 c. sugar and 4 tbsp. water till it just barley threads; pour over one slightly beaten egg white and beat till almost marshmallow consistency. Then dunk tsp of cookie in frosting and smooth off with fingers.

n.b.: this is a large recipe

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August 14, 2010

Peppernuts (buns)

freshly baked peppernuts

Eva’s Grandma, Hague – my great-great Grandma
with modifications by Eva Neufeld

  • 2 c. sugar
  • 2 c. milk
  • 1 c. shortening
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • sternernics to taste (Star Aniseed)
  • 1 pkg yeast + 1 tbsp. sugar, dissolved in ¾ c. warm water

Peppernuts (revised)

  • 3 c. milk
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1 ½ c. shortening
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 ½ yeast pkg., dissolved in ¾ c. warm water

“Fast rising and fluffy as above with these changes:

  • 1 ½ c. sugar
  • 3 c. PURE D’LITE (milk substitute that no longer exists)
  • 1 c. Tenderflake lard + ½ c. marg.
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2 pkg yeast

Bake in a 370 oven for 15-20 mins.”

Notes – made these August 11 2010 in Vernon:
Scald milk. Used quick yeast. Wait till milk is cool enough that it won’t kill yeast! After milk is hot, put in sugar and shortening into milk. Made with Crisco.

single pfefferneusse

August 12, 2010

Anise Cookies

from Simply Delicious in Vernon, BC

  • ½ c. butter
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1 c. syrup
  • 1 c. cream
  • 1 tsp. ground star anise
  • 4 c. flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 eggs

Cream butter and sugar, add eggs and beat well. Mix in the syrup and cream. Sift dry ingredients and add to mixture. The dough will be quite soft, pat down in flour to ¼ – ½ inch thick and cut with cutter, or you can roll into balls (with floured hands) and flatten slightly. Try not to use too much flour as it makes the cookies dry. Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes. Ice when cool (plain butter icing). Makes approx 3 dozen cookies.

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July 25, 2010

Peppernuts (cookies)

Eva Neufeld
A tiny crunchy cookie with the unique flavour of star anise. Individual cookies should be 1″ in diameter. A Christmas favourite.

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 cups [Roger’s Golden] syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1.5 cups shortening
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 tsp soda
  • 1 tsp each of nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and star anise
  • flour to make a stiff batter

Cream sugar and shortenings. Add syrup. Add dry ingredients alternately with cream and soda. Roll in long rolls. Place on wax paper cookie sheet and chill (even freeze). Cut in 1/2″ pieces. Shake pieces in a paper bag with white sugar. Bake in moderately hot oven 6-10 mins.

Eva’s note: This is a large recipe so I sometimes do 1/3 of it!