12 Days of Cookies: Pfeffernüsse


It’s cookie season and people all around the world are baking, cutting, sprinkling, wrapping, and giving out all kinds of different cookies. To celebrate this festive time of the year and to bring you some new inspiration, we’re sharing 12 cookie recipes with you, one every day from now until Christmas Eve. These aren’t just any old cookie recipes, either — they’re recipes from cookie and history-enthusiast Anna Ginsberg and her cookbook The Daily Cookie, which is filled with 365 cookie recipes that honor and celebrate notable events throughout history. Along with giving you something new to bake in the kitchen, these 12 days of cookies give you a chance to win a copy of the book every day we share a recipe, so you’ll be able to enjoy a cookie recipe every day of the year, not just right before Christmas. 

Today is pfeffernüsse day, and so fittingly we’re celebrating with these special German holiday cookies. While Ginsberg usually prefers to buy these traditional cookies packaged, she was able to find a recipe that replicated the crunchiness she likes from the store-bought. Pfeffernüsse means pepper nuts, and while most of them don’t have actual pepper in them, Ginsberg adds some to her recipe.

Click here to see the Pfeffernüsse Recipe

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Anne Dolce is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @anniecdolce