December 10

Traditional Christmas cookies, there are a lot. One of them is PEBERNØDDER, “pebbernuts”, they are small, spicy and crispy, that kind of eatable things that can be impossible to stop eating. The chrispy level is very high. That explains why I once more have to use an old photo, even though I have had quite a lot of bags in the house lately.

The simple recipe of Pebernødder is here:

250 gr. Flour

175 gr. butter
½ tsp. white peper
1 tsp. vanilla
125 gr. sugar
Lemon peel

Mix everything, then make small round cakes in the size of a nut.
In the oven at 200 degree C, in about 8 – 10 minutes.

If you want the more complicated, please look at my old post  from 2008.

(nb. Perhaps I should warn you that I use to forget at least one of the ingredients if I bake, so there is no guarantee for succes!)



6 comments so far

  1. milkayphoto on

    White pepper in a cookie??! How interesting! Do children like these or are they more for adult tastes?

    • Giiid on

      Oh yes, they love them, they are just the size they like. And you can´t realy taste the pepper, only feel a slight aroma.

  2. isathreadsoflife on

    They look good, I like spices in some cookies, pepper, ginger, cardamom or a zest of lemon. I will try your recipe during the week. Thank you.

    • Giiid on

      Oh, I hope everything is in it then, I have to take an extra look at the recipe!! There is a childrens song about baking pepper nuts, the baker explain his helper how to do and leaves. The helper forget the recipe, and take pepper insted of flour and so on. The baker comes back as the cakes are ready. How did you do? He explains, and the baker correct him.


      Når en peberkagebager
      bager peberbagekager
      tar han først en mægtig gryde
      og et kilo smør omtrent.
      Og hvis gryden ikke vælter
      blandes smørret mens det smelter
      med et kilo puddersukker
      til det lugter brunt og brændt.

      Og i smør og sukker kommer
      man en halv snes æggeblommer
      som man rører ud i gryden
      med et kilo hvedemel.
      Når det værste er af vejen
      krydres peberkagedejen
      med en teske ægte peber
      og et lille drys kanel.

  3. Reggie on

    Oooh, those look so interesting! I have printed the recipe out and plan to bake them!

    • Giiid on

      You too! I am very curious to see and hear about the result.

      To give you (and Isa) an alternative, and an idea about the the variation of ingredients, I have Google translated this recipe, which the writer claim to be the best in the world.

      250 g butter
      250 g sugar
      1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
      1 tsp ground ginger
      1 teaspoon white pepper
      1 teaspoon cardamom
      1 teaspoon baking powder
      1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
      1 cup cream
      500 g plain flour

      Butter and sugar stirred together. Spices and flour are added.
      Rolled into bars and cut into small pieces

      Bake at 200 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

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