These little Peppernut cookies have been aptly renamed Tree-Kibbles! They are delicious and are the traditional cookie served at all Susie Forest tree plantings! Enjoy!

Tree Kibble Cookies
also known as Peber Nodder (Pepper Nuts)

½ cup butter
1 cup thick sour cream (*not commercial)
1 ½ cups sugar
5 cups flour (more if needed)
1 egg
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cloves
½ tsp nutmeg
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger

1. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg. Cream.
2. Add sour cream (*1Tbsp vinegar in 1 cup whipping cream).
3. Sift salt, soda, spices with 4 cups flour. Add to above mixture.
4. Scrape out on well-floured board and knead lightly adding more flour as needed until dough will hold its shape.
5. Shape into long rolls about 3” in diameter and chill overnight.
6. Next day roll out small pieces into long pencil-like rolls.
7. Cut off small pieces ¼”- ½” giving roll a slight turn to cut from different angle each time. (I cut the cookies with scissors and put them straight onto the cookie sheets – much faster!)
8. Place on slightly greased cookie sheet with space between.

350 degrees. ‘Till brown. 10-15 mins.

This recipe came from the Swedish exhibit in the Folk Life pavillion at Expo 74 in Spokane, Washington.

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