These cookies are small, crispy and spicy with a touch of white pepper – from where the name has it origin – and they will for sure disappear fast, if you have kids in the house. And IF you do so, let them roll out the dough, cut it into small pieces and maybe even roll them into small, round balls or “nuts” as nødder/nüsse actually means.
Pfeffernüsse or Danish Pebernødder
Ingredients: (makes about 200)
2.5 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cardamom
2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoon cloves
1 pinch of white pepper
1 cup of brown sugar
1 1/4 stick of butter
2 tablespoon syrup
4 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
Preheat the oven to 400º F.
Mix all the dry ingredients
Add butter, syrup, egg and heavy whipping cream.
Mix, until you get a firm dough.
Roll out the dough into the thickness of about a little finger.
Cut the dough into small pieces (about 0.5 inch)
If you have kids, or plenty of time, you can roll them into small, round balls – we do that on the first batch, and leave the rest as is.
Place on a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake for 8-10 minutes.
Cool down and store in an airtight container.