Pebernødder – Danish Peppernut Cookies – A Delicious Danish Christmas Cookie


  • cup sugar
  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 8 tbsp butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp milk (or cream)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper (white if available)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. Mix flour, sugar, spices and baking powder.
  3. Crumble the butter in the mixture and add the egg and milk.
  4. Gather the dough until smooth and divide into 2 equal portions.
  5. Place the dough in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  6. Roll each portion into a long thin roll, approx.l 1/2 inch in diameter.
  7. Cut the roll into small pieces (about the size of a hazelnut).
  8. Roll into small nuts (approx. 60 pieces).
  9. Place the ‘nuts’ on buttered and floured cookie sheets 
  10. Bake for 8-10 minute.
  11. The pepper nuts can be stored in the cookie jar for 1-2 weeks.

 Serve with either coffee, tea, or milk.  Enjoy!

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