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Holiday Peppernuts

 Holiday Peppernuts
We have many pecan trees in this part of the country, so I like to make recipes with the nuts. I usually make these cookies during the holidays.
120 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon anise extract
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon each ground allspice, cinnamon, cloves and ginger
  • 3 cups finely chopped pecans


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add
  • extract. Combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and spices;
  • gradually add to the creamed mixture. Add pecans; mix well. Shape
  • into four 15-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate
  • overnight.
  • Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased
  • baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 7-8 minutes or until golden
  • brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 20 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 2 cookies equals 79 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 52 mg sodium,

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Holiday Peppernuts (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.