Norwegian Pfeffernerse

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“ A traditional Norwegian Christmas recipe.”

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Original recipe yields 5 dozen



  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Stir in the powdered ammonia and chopped almonds. Knead in the flour. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and freeze for 1 hour.
  2. preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Take cookies out of the freezer and bake for 30 minutes.

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Something is missing here. Loretta needs to go back and check her recipe. I think she got the titles mixed up. "Pfeffernerse" means "pepper nuts". It's supposed to be a spice cookie with pepper added to zip up the spices even more. It's shaped like a nut, but it doesn't contain nuts. This recipe is for a nut cookie, like Pecan Dreams, which in Scandinavia is made with almonds.



Although it make seem in a past review this recipe is not right, I made it for a class in school and they were delicious! My ancestors were from Norway. and these cookies are pretty easy to make, and they taste really good! thanks. :)

Marie C.

Marie C.

I absolutely love the texture that the bakers ammonia gives this cookie. They tasted like little puffs of sugar. I would add a generous amount, 1-3 tsp, of vanilla extract next time. Thanks for the post. It was fun to see what bakers ammonia can do to a cookie.

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Amount Per Serving (30 total)

  • Calories
  • 257 cal
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 14 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs
  • 31.8 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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