seven days of making, day 1Monday, December 19, 2016
I decided to show you seven days of what I am making. I guess I should have started yesterday since Christmas is 6 days away. Say WHAT?
Day 1 :: Pepper Nuts.
I have mentioned pepper nuts before, but definitely think they are worthy of another mention. My mom and I made these last week in Florida. Baking in between rows works perfectly!
The last time I posted this, I had a sweet comment from Schone Vrouw from Holland. Schone mentioned that this is an old Dutch recipe. They celebrate Sinterklass (we call him Santa Claus) on the 5th of December. Sinterklaas gives presents and he has Pieten to help him. It is very traditional and according to the legend of St. Nicolass, he threw money for a girl to get out of trouble. This money is represented by pepper nuts. In holland, they call something very expensive "peperduur" because of the 16th century price of pepper. The Sinterklaas tradition started somewhere around that time. Hence, the name pepper nuts!
3 sticks of butter, melted
6 cups of flour
3 cups of sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 cup room temp water
Mix dry ingredients. Add melted butter and slowly add water. Dough will be sticky. Roll dough into "snakes" and place on cookie sheet. Pop into the freezer until firm. Cut with scissors into small pieces. Lay on cookie sheet being careful not to place pieces too close to each other. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes.