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Pepper Nuts

 

Boil 15 minutes:

  • 1 quart corn syrup
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup sweet milk
  • 1 cup lard (generous)
  • 1 or 2 tsp. cardamom
  • 1 1/2 tsp. soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. cloves
  • 1 tsp. anise extract
  • 1 tsp. pepper

Let cool, add:

  • 1 tsp. lemon extract
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 2 tbs. baking powder
  • Add enough flour to make a stiff dough (about 7 lbs.)

Let stand over night. Add more flour if necessary. Roll into narrow rolls about 1/4 inch across. Cut in pieces 1/4 to 1/2 inch. Roll into balls. Bake 375 degrees F. on greased cookie sheets.

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Last Updated Saturday, November 20th, 2004