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  • Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Sift together the dry ingredients. Heat the honey but do not boil. Add the shortening, then cool. Beat in the egg, then stir in dry ingredients just until blended. Let the dough rest for about 10 minutes to allow it to stiffen.
  • Shape dough into 1-1/2-inch balls. Place the balls onto a greased cookie sheet (you may flatten them slightly if you wish). Bake for 12 to 13 minutes.
  • Cool the cookies well. Place the cookies in an airtight bowl, cover tightly, and allow to ripen for about 2 weeks. Dust with confectioner's sugar before serving.

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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    greatest cookie to make love them thanks high5
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  • pipit13 13 years ago
    A definite one for me to try.
    Thanks again!
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  • pat2me 13 years ago
    Awesome!!!! It's cookie time again!
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  • notyourmomma 14 years ago
    Aha, the MIL cookie reappears! I'll have to make some this year just for rememberance sake. God bless Grossmom. Another use for that expensive cardamom, too. Terrific post.
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  • henrie 14 years ago
    Yum, me too, think these are some my sister use to make every year at Christmas. Great Post.
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  • mystic_river1 14 years ago
    You did it now Shirleyoma! It's the dreaded pfeffernusse! Thanks for the post hon will make 'em sooner than later.
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  • dvisscher 14 years ago
    I love these cookies! It's hard to find the recipe that uses pepper and anise! Thanks!
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