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When I was a kid, I came to really love Pfeffernusse Cookies
(Pepper Cookies.) Well, these sweet, crunchy treats did not
seem to be something that I'd ever be able to enjoy again while
low carbing, but as I've gotten more bold in my experimenting,
I've been able to duplicate the old taste and texture extremely
well. See if you agree!
Preheat oven to 350°F.
- 1 1/4 cups vital wheat gluten flour
- 1/2 cup oat flour
- 1/2 cup whey protein powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon finely ground white or black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon ground anise OR 1 1/2 teaspoons anise extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup Diabetisweet
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar Twin
- 1/3 cup Splenda
- 1 Tablespoon molasses [optional]
- 4 teaspoons liquid sweetener
- 1 egg
- 1 cup powdered (Steel's) Nature Sweet [optional]
Sift together flours, salt, pepper, anise, cinnamon, baking
soda, allspice, cardamom, nutmeg, and cloves.
In a second bowl, beat together the butter, Diabetisweet,
Brown Sugar Twin, Splenda, molasses, and liquid sweetener until
light and fluffy. Add the egg, mixing well, and then mix in the
flour mixture. The dough will be stiff and will come together
best if you knead it manually.
Grease 2 baking sheets *lightly*.
Snip off bits of dough to make 1 inch balls. Place balls onto
baking sheet 2 inches apart. If you prefer crisp cookies, press
dough balls flat (about 1/4 inch thick); if you prefer them soft,
leave them as balls.
Bake in center of oven until starting to brown at edges. Don't
overbake. Remove from oven and leave to cool slightly.
Optionally, dust with powdered Steel's Nature Sweet while warm,
then cool on racks. (I ALWAYS take this extra step as I adore
the powdered "sugar" on them and they look more festive this
way.) See our Product Review area at the site for info on
where to buy Steel's Nature Sweet.
Makes about 2 dozen. Approximately 1.5 grams per cookie.
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