Friday, January 15, 2010

Peppernut Cookies ...Addictive!

1/2 cup oleo
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 T soda
1/2 T water
1/2 t anise
3 to 3 1/2 cups flour
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2 t cloves
1/2 t nutmeg
1/2 t mace
1/2 t cream of tartar

Cream together oleo, brown sugar, and eggs. Dissolve soda in water and add to creamed mixture. Stir in anise to taste. Add flour and spices to creamed mixture. Chill. Make into rolls the size (diameter) of a dime. Slice 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick and bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until light brown.

I recently found this recipe and have now made FIVE BATCHES since Christmas! You really can't eat just one. They are so good with tea or coffee. I personally doubled the anise to one teaspoon because we like that licorice taste. I am still on the fence ...if I like the mace in it or not. They would be a great give-a-way tied up in a cute cellophane bag with some neat tea or coffee. All my family was in agreement that this was a keeper especially since they eat them as fast as I can make them.

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