Pfeffernusse Kuchen

Pfeffernusse Kuchen


"These are some spicy little guys. This cookie is traditionally served with black coffee."


servings 73 cals
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Original recipe yields 50 servings



  • Calories:
  • 73 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.9g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 6 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the sugar and eggs together with an electric mixer for 20 minutes. Sift together the flour, cinnamon, cloves and pepper and stir them into the egg mixture. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place them on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Let the cookies sit out overnight to dry.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake the cookies for 10 to 15 minutes. Cool and store in an airtight container for a week to blend the flavors.
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  1. 10 Ratings


almost perfect, you just need the glaze on them to make this authentic. mix 2 parts powdered sugar and 1 part milk together. warm in microwave about 45 sec dipped slightly warm cookie and allo...

none of these recipes mentions adding a slice of apple inside the air tight container. Once shriveled keep replacing it for six weeks. Apples help soften the cookies and ferment/blend the spice...

I have no idea how to pronounce the name of these fantastic little guys, but wow are they fun! I served them to my dad who raised an eyebrow at thier appearance and then proceeded to consume a p...

WOW!!!!!! These little devils are AWESOME!!!!! I was a bit skeptical about the pepper in it but, I love pepper and I LOVE these cookies! I highly recommend trying them, they are not your typi...

Fantastic! I followed the recipe almost exactly (didn't let them sit out overnight, though; I'm an antsy cookie-eater) for hubby and they were delicous. I also made a "diet" version for myself...

Please don't waste your time. This recipe calls for too much pepper, 20 minutes of mixing eggs and sugar is not right maybe 2 minutes. I left them out overnight, baked them and 5 min after bakin...

These are really good! I love the sweet hot flavor, and my 3 kids all liked them, even the 2 year old! It is an unusual technique, letting them sit out overnight, but they turned out fine. Th...

My mom is from Germany and every holiday we get some of these cookies. Not bad. The taste is in the right place but the texture wasn't quite like the original cookies. But I did do a few things ...

I absolutely love these cookies. Sweet/hot flavor is perfect.