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Weight Watchers Holiday Pfeffernusse Cookies

Weight Watchers Holiday Pfeffernusse Cookies Recipe



Weight Watchers Holiday Pfeffernusse Cookies Recipe. A festive treat that’s sure to add a spark to your holiday celebrations.

These Christmas cookies are a fantastic blend of spices like cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, black pepper, ginger, and cardamom, giving them a unique and irresistible flavor.

They’re not just any ordinary cookies; they’re a little adventure in every bite!

What’s great about these cookies is how they bring together different flavors and textures. You’ve got the crunchiness of walnuts mixed into a dough that’s spiced just right. When they’re fresh out of the oven, a sprinkle of powdered sugar makes them look as good as they taste.

Weight Watchers Holiday Pfeffernusse Cookies on a cooling rack.

Weight Watchers Points



3 Points (2022/2023 Plan)

MyWW Points: 2 Blue Plan and 2  Green Plan

2 WW Freestyle Points and 2 Smart Points

Tips and Tricks

Spice Preparation

For the freshest flavor, consider using freshly ground spices instead of pre-ground. This enhances the aroma and taste of your cookies significantly.

Mixing the Dough

When combining the wet and dry ingredients, do so gradually to avoid a dusty mess and to ensure everything is well incorporated. This helps prevent overmixing, which can make the cookies tough.

Handling Sticky Dough

If the dough is too sticky to handle, lightly dust your hands with flour or chill the dough for about 15-20 minutes. This makes it easier to roll into balls.

Even Baking

Rotate the cookie sheets halfway through baking to ensure the cookies bake evenly. This is especially helpful if your oven has hot spots.

Cooling Cookies

Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a couple of minutes before transferring them to wire racks. This helps them firm up and prevents them from breaking apart.

Powdered Sugar Topping

For an even distribution of powdered sugar, use a fine mesh sieve or sifter. This gives the cookies a professional finish and avoids clumps.

Storage Tips

Store the cooled cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. To maintain their freshness, place a slice of bread in the container with the cookies.

Freezing Instructions

These cookies freeze well. Once baked and cooled, place them in a single layer on a baking sheet to freeze. After they’re solid, transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container. Thaw at room temperature when ready to eat.

Serving Suggestions

These spiced cookies pair perfectly with a cup of tea or coffee. They also make a delightful addition to holiday cookie trays. For a festive touch, you can drizzle them with a simple glaze made from powdered sugar and a bit of milk or lemon juice.

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Weight Watchers Holiday Pfeffernusse Cookies

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Weight Watchers Holiday Pfeffernusse Cookies Recipe. A classic German Christmas cookie with cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and brown sugar.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Cookies
Cuisine German
Servings 45

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Heat your oven to 375ºF.
  • Spray two cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, mix together cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, black pepper, ginger, cardamom, baking soda, and both types of flour. Then set this bowl aside.
  • In another large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the eggs and brown sugar. Do this on high speed until the mix looks light and runny.
  • Change the mixer speed to low and slowly add in the dry ingredients you mixed earlier. Keep mixing until everything is well combined. The dough will be quite thick.
  • Stir in the walnuts until they are evenly mixed into the dough.
  • With slightly wet hands, make small balls from the dough, about the size of small walnuts.
  • Place these dough balls on your prepared cookie sheets. Make sure to leave about 1 1/2 inches of space between each ball.
  • Bake in the oven for about 12 to 15 minutes. You'll know they're done when the tops start to turn golden.
  • Take the cookies out of the oven and move them to wire racks to cool down.
  • Once cooled, sprinkle powdered sugar over the cookies and they're ready to serve.

Notes

Serving size: 1 cookie
3 Points (2022/2023 Plan)
MyWW Points: 2 Blue Plan and 2  Green Plan
2 WW Freestyle Points and 2 Smart Points
We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 59kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 11mgPotassium: 30mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 13IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg
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