Sunday, December 12, 2010


This fabulous recipe is from the kitchen of Kim Reno (my high school best friend's mom)  I spent many years eating her delicious treats.  Actually anything she made was awesome!  Thank you for the recipe.  I saved it and have made this almost every year!  These are great with tea or coffee.  

1 cup of butter
1 cup dark corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground allspice
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. baking soda
5-6 cups of flour

Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.  In a sauce pan heat the butter, corn syrup, sugar, cinnamon, all spice, cloves and ginger, till the butter is all melted.  Remove from heat and add the teaspoon of baking soda.  Stir till foamy.

Add 5-6 cups of flour.  Just stir in 1 cup at a time.  Dough will be really thick.  Use your muscles!  Roll into 1/2" thick ropes and cut into 1/2" pieces.

Place on cookie sheets, spaced so they don't touch and have room to expand a little.

Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 325 degrees for 10-15 minutes, depending on your oven.  Peppernuts will be soft when you first pull them out.  As they cool they become crunchy.  I'd guess this recipe makes 200 peppernuts.  I put them in cute bags and give them as gifts.

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