Homemade Peppernuts (the best little cookies in the world)
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2-4 cups sucanat
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon real maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon hot water
  • 6-7 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Beat first five ingredients well.
  2. Dissolve soda in water then add to first five ingredients.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture.
  5. Knead into firm dough (hand mixing will probably be required.
  6. This dough is too stiff for most electric mixers).
  7. Chill overnight or at least two hours.
  8. Roll into "snake-like rolls" a little smaller than dime size in diameter.
  9. Cut into small pieces about ¼" thick.
  10. Place on a cookie sheet and bake in 350° oven for 7-8 minutes.
  11. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe by Heavenly Homemakers at https://heavenlyhomemakers.com/homemade-peppernuts-the-best-little-cookies-in-the-world