Pebber Nodder (Danish Christmas Cookies)

Pebber Nodder (Danish Christmas Cookies)

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"These cookies are like little bites of Christmas. Cinnamon and cardamom flavor these little shortbread nuggets."


25 m servings 37 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 100 servings



  • Calories:
  • 37 kcal
  • 2%
  • Fat:
  • 2 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.4g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 15 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, stirring until light and fluffy. Combine the flour, cardamom and cinnamon; stir into the sugar mixture just until blended.
  3. Separate the dough into 6 balls, and roll each ball into a rope about as big around as your finger on a lightly floured surface. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces, and place them on an ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
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  1. 182 Ratings


This is one of the cookies my Scandinavian grandfather used to make every Christmas that made memories in my family. Grandpa passed away 4 years ago, and was too frail to make them for at least ...

I had never heard of cardamom so went to the store to get it. After bringing it home and smelling it I almost didn't use it. But......these cookies are fabulous!!! I rolled mine in about 1/2 ...

This makes 100???? They disappeared too fast for me to count! I tried rolling and cutting as directed, but found that just rolling into little balls made them look more presentable. Although, ...

Delicious and easy! I followed the recipe exactly. The narrower I rolled the dough the crunchier the nuggets baked up. This was my first time using the spice cardamom-what a lovely aroma and ...

I doubled the cinnamon and cardamom, added a dash of salt and a half-teaspoon of vanilla. I also rolled them into small balls and coated with granulated sugar before baking. Not too sweet, aro...

As a true dane I must say that this recipe is incomplete. As the name Peber Nodder indicates the recipe calls for Pepper! To get the real flavor of this traditional cookie you must add white pep...

This recipe was excellent!! I rolled them in Christmas sprinkles before baking and they turned out great!!

quite good. like the other reviewer, I just made them as drop cookies. After 10 min they weren't quite done but the bottoms looked like they were getting brown so I dropped the temp to 300 and...

Very edible little bites that are a great filler cookie for holiday plates. The unique bite of the cardamom makes them almost refreshing and very easy to pop into your mouth one after the other...