Pfeffernusse are small, round, spiced cookies that are traditionally made during the Christmas season. They are typically made with a combination of spices like cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, as well as ground pepper. These cookies have a slightly crunchy texture and are often coated in powdered sugar.


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • A pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • A pinch of cloves
  • A pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature, 2 large eggs, beaten lightly with a fork – 1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar – 3 tablespoons blackstrap molasses – 3 tablespoons honey – 3/4 cup finely chopped toasted almonds


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. In a bowl, combine all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground white pepper, ground cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Stir well and set aside.

3. In another bowl, beat together unsalted butter and brown sugar until light in color. Add eggs one at a time while beating well after each addition.

4. To the butter mixture, add the dry ingredients gradually while stirring constantly until everything is mixed in evenly (about 1/2 cup at a time). If desired, mix in chopped almonds along with the last of the dry ingredients.

5. Scoop out dough by tablespoons or use a small cookie scoop to make uniform balls about 1 inch wide then arrange them on an ungreased baking sheet about 1 inch apart from each other since they will spread during baking slightly..

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6. Bake for 11-14 minutes or until bottoms are lightly golden brown and tops appear crackled all over but still soft to touch when gently pressed with your finger tips . Lightly pressing down on an already baked cookie should leave an indentation that pops back up slowly if it’s done – if not bake for 1 minute more then check again using this method until

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 130
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Saturated fat: 3.5 g
  • Unsaturated fat: 3.5 g
  • Trans fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 17 g Sugar: 8.5 g Fiber: 1g Protein 2g Cholesterol 20mg

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