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Pfeffernusse

Pfeffernusse

Kristi

These nut-sized cookies are spiced with ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, and pepper. They are called Pepperkaker, in Norway.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 51 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 2.2 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.1g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 42 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine dry ingredients and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat butter and sugar together until light. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Stir in dry ingredients 1/2 cup at a time. Add almonds, if desired.
  5. Roll into one inch balls and arrange 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 11 to 14 minutes.
  6. Cool and store in airtight containers for 3 days to mellow flavors.
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Reviews

Cookin Dude
31
12/3/2006

I love these cookies. They remind me of my grandmother's cookies from Germany. I make the recipe exactly as is BUT after I pull them from the oven I put them in a bag of powdered sugar and coat them. Then I let them sit for 3 - 5 days. Sometimes I coat them again with powdered sugar before serving.

scanime
20
2/23/2009

My favorite of the Pfeffernusse recipes... it tastes like the ones my grandmother makes. I did both a normal batch, and following another reviewer's suggestion, a batch with double the spices (except pepper). I like it better with the stronger spices and flavors.

kirstinvgr
16
11/21/2007

Nice crunchy cookie, great for the holidays. I did double the spices (except the pepper) and was still wishing for more spiced flavor, so I'd probably triple them next time. I also cut the sugar down to 1 c. and it was still just the right amount of sweetness.