These cookies bring back memories of my childhood. My Russian grandma made ‘pepper nuts’ every Christmas – I hated them! Hers were unappealingly dense, dry, bitter & rock hard. I think she even put alum in them. This recipe may just redeem ‘pepper nuts’ in my eyes. Thanks!
I could make the obvious “I’m from Germany and I approve these cookies” comment, although I do. You nailed it with the glazing, because that’s what the kids gravitate to mostly, so it’s the most important of the whole cookie. I’m feeling compelled to do a batch now, especially in this christmasy part of the year. Thank you very much!
These remind me of those cookies on the grocery cookie aisle only much better looking!
Which reminds me – I need to find a recipe for Jose pink-bagged Danish wedding cookies – those are my favorite store bought cookies!
My German mother made both Lebkuchen and Pfeffernuesse, which are quite different from one another in both spicing and texture. I’ll have to try these, but the ingredients (and picture) suggest Pfeffernuesse, not Lebkuchen.
Our family was shipped this from Stuttgart, Germany each year
and it is a delightful addition to Christmas holidays.
The Family tree, with an angel on top. Gets a little chilly
and we would come down the chimney if necessary. The tooth fairy
on top, of a Christmas tree, with ornaments and presents under the tree.