Pfeffernusse Cookies

Pfeffernusse Cookies

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Pfeffernusse (also spelled pfeffernuesse in English) are small, firm, round biscuits, sometimes with ground nuts. The name translates to pepper nuts in German, Danish and Dutch, describing their spicy taste as well as the fact that many recipes actually call for almonds or walnuts. Bahlsen's pfeffernusse has no added nuts. Despite the name they do not necessarily contain black pepper, because they are in fact not based on the recipe for pepernoten, but on that for kruidnoten (literally, 'spice nuts').