Formed: Peppernuts

posted by Verla 12-08-102 12:34 PM


1 c. oleo
4 c. brown sugar
4 eggs
6 drops anise oil
6 2/3 cups flour
1 tsp soda
2 T. hot water
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cream of tarter

Cream shortening and sugar; add eggs and beat well. Add anise oil and soda dissolved in the hot water. Add all dry ingredients.

Cover cookie sheets with waxed paper. Make into rolls between hands; about the size of a pencil. Place on waxed paper and cover cookie sheets with a tea towel and let set overnight.

Cut into 1/8 inch pieces and bake on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 375 8 to 10 minutes.
Cool on cookie sheets and then store in tin containers. Plastic will make the cookie softer.

Makes 1 1/2 gallon.

They will keep forever if you can keep your hands out of the cookie jar. They make wonderful gifts when put into small bags and tied with a xmas ribbon. You could purchase small bags of coffee to give with them.

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