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Pebernødder - Pfeffernüsse

Christmas, Cookies, HolidayTove Balle-Pedersen2 Comments
Pebernødder - Pfeffernüsse

Pebernødder - Pfeffernüsse

December 20. - Finally weekend in sight. Time to make paper decorations like the pleated heart. The first known pleated heart was made by Hans Christian Andersen the Danish author and poet.

Pebernødder mean pepper nuts and is one of the oldest christmas cookies in Denmark. Pebernødder are small spicy chrisp cookies, they are really yummy.

This recipe is from the Danish morning TV, but I cut the recipe in half, because I made other christmas cookies this year. 


  • 125 g salted butter, room temperature

  • 125 g sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ginger

  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon white pepper

  • ½ teaspoon cardamom

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 50 ml heavy cream

  • 250 g all-purpose flour


Preheat the oven to 400℉ (200℃)

Cream the butter and sugar in a stand mixer, until it's fluffy and white, add the cream.

Mix the dry ingredients and mix it in, and you will get at firm dough.

Roll the dough into logs as thick as your little finger, cut the dough into 1 cm pieces . 

You can roll them or just keep them as is.

Bake for 7-10 minutes to light brown.

Keep in an airtight container.