Pfeffernuesse (Peppery Gingerbread)
75 mins (prep 60, cooking 15)
10 ingredients
48 servings
These little spicy gingerbreads bring out the wonderful flavours of pepper, ginger, and anise. Soft inside and crunchy outside with a touch of lemon glaze. Pfeffernüsse contain much freshly ground pepper, but don’t reduce the amount, because the pepperiness makes the difference. In the past pepper was one of the most expensive spices and to use much pepper was a sign of wealth. Nowadays pepper is often used in advent and Christmas bakery throughout Europe. Pfeffernüsse are so easy to make, yet so tasty, and are a typical German christmas cookie.

Categories:  holiday , european , easy , german , heirloom~historical , christmas , <-4-hours , vegetarian , low-in... , low-sodium , cookie-and-brownie , time-to-make , dessert ,
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Serving Size (10.8 g)
Servings 48
Amount per Serving
Calories 43.3 Calories from Fat 13.14
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.46g 107.78%
Saturated Fat 0.87g 207.9%
Trans Fat 0.05g %
Cholesterol 3.53mg 56.52%
Sodium 14.01mg 28.02%
Total Carbohydrate 7.35g 117.53%
Dietary Fiber 0.55 g 105.45%
Sugars 3.68 g %
Protein 0.68g 65.39%
Vitamin A 41.94IU% Vitamin C 0.09mg%
Calcium 2.4mg% Iron 0.19mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
dark molasses, ground ginger, ground