Raise a hand if you've started your holiday baking.
Raise your other hand if you've finished your holiday baking.
To those of you with both hands in the air I say ever most kindly....
Very popular around the holidays, pfeffernusse are fluffy cookies made with ground nuts and spices and covered in powdered sugar. The exact origin is unknown, however the Dutch believe that pfeffernusse (or pepernoten) are linked to the feast of Sinterklaas, celebrated on December 5 in the Netherlands and December 6 in Germany and Belgium. Traditional pfeffernusse recipes include almonds, walnuts and black pepper. Modern recipes might leave out the nuts and pepper, retaining only cloves, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and cardamom as flavoring. Molasses and honey are often used to sweeten the cookie.
They look like oblong sopapillas or beignets
Crown Prince Carl Gustaf and his sister Christina baking pepparkakor at the Royal Palace, 1952.
What cookies do you bake for the holidays? Any family favorites passed down through the generations?