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- n. A gingerbread biscuit served traditionally around Christmas time.
I had never had pfeffernusse before ok, I've had the Swedish peppernut but it's quite different from these but they are traditional for Matt's family.
So, we ended up with three different versions of pfeffernusse; plain, chocolate covered & cayenne chocolate covered.
For weeks before Christmas the house is filled with the smell of almond cookies, anise cookies, sandtarts, Belsnickle Christmas cookies, walnut kisses, pfeffernusse, and other traditional cookies.
Ah, pumpkin pie, apple pie, pfeffernusse cookies, chocolates, homemade whipped cream and ala mode anything.
We would go caroling in the neighborhoods and would always be invited in for hot cocoa and gingerbread, or pfeffernusse cookies.