Posts tagged ‘christmas’

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!