Homemade German Christmas Cookie Recipe: The Magic of the Pfeffernüsse

by Jennifer on December 4, 2012

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My paternal Grandmother was someone who made a long-lasting and loving impact on my young life.

Even though she passed close to 20 years ago, I think of her everyday, especially as we get closer to Christmas.

The yearly Christmas Eve tradition at Grandma’s went as follows: Go for a walk to look for Santa and the reindeer zipping through the sky as they delivered gifts, followed by running home to find gifts under the tree and then singing in front of the Christmas tree before we open the gifts.

The songs were traditional however, what made them unique was that we sang them in German (this side of my family is of German decent). Instead of singing ‘O Christmas Tree’, we sang ‘O Tannenbaum’

One of my Grandmother’s cookie recipes that she made each Christmas season was for Pfeffernüsse, which some refer to as a ‘German peppermint’, “pepper nuts” or ‘German spice cookie’.

Give them a try and please note that kids love helping so prepare to be dusted with confectioner’s sugar.

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