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Pfeffernusse

Posted on January 5, 2011

Pfeffernüsse (also spelled pfeffernuesse in English, in Danish: pebernødder (plural) and pepernoten in Dutch; singular Pfeffernuss) are small, hard, round biscuits 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 and a small amount of black pepper to be used. Pepernoten are originally a Dutch treat[citation needed], baked during ‘Sinterklaas’, a feast on 5 December (6 December in Belgium and Germany) on which little children receive gifts from the holy St. Nicholas, the original of and the inspiration for Santa Claus. In Germany, Pfeffernüsse are traditionally made during the Christmas season. Recipes often call for the dough to be rounded into…