Pfeffernüsse is a traditional German cookie or biscuit that is popular during the Christmas season. The name “Pfeffernüsse” translates to “pepper nuts” in English, although the cookies typically do not contain nuts.

These small, round cookies are flavored with a blend of spices such as cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and pepper, giving them a warm and aromatic taste.

Pfeffernüsse cookies are often sweetened with molasses or honey and coated with powdered sugar after baking, giving them a slightly crunchy texture on the outside while remaining soft and chewy inside. They are enjoyed as a festive treat and are commonly found in various European countries, especially during the holiday season.

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