Tuesdays with Dorie DC: Pfefferneusse

December 20, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in cookies & bars, DC, groups, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 9 Comments
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I feel like every Christmas someone mentions Pfefferneusse to me as a favorite holiday cookie…that name is so distinctive that I’ve never forgotten it, but I had yet to make or even try them myself until last week.  One thing I know now is that pfefferneusse make really great coffee cookies. They’re dry and firm (but mine were not hard or crunchy)– good keepers– and a natural nibble alongside a cup of hot coffee or tea. They have a lot of spices (even dry mustard–what?!) and some orange zest, but all come together in a nice, mellow way. I liked these little round cookies both covered in powdered sugar and dipped in chocolate glaze.

For the recipe, see Dorie’s Cookies by Dorie Greenspan. It’s also Dorie’s #cookiesandkindness selection for the month, so you can find the pfefferneusse recipe on her site, too. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the TWD Blogroll and please join us if you haven’t already!


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  1. I agree these were great to accompany coffee! They are so cute!

  2. Your sugar-rolled ones look great! That is what I’m going to do to the ones I have in my freezer when I bake them. I think I was way too stingy with the powdered sugar! Your chocolate ones looks so shiny!

    • Thanks! I fully tossed them in the powdered sugar instead of just dusting it on top.

      • I’m SO going to do that!

  3. Ok, you know the drill…you win on photo again this week. Making them look like a little Christmas tree is just adorable, as are your cookies. Love it all. Merry Christmas! xo

  4. These were good, weren’t they. I love that you chocolate coated some and dusted the others with icing sugar.

  5. Your Pfeffernusse look delicious! I enjoyed making them and I do think that you are doing justice with the powdered sugar, that is something I didn’t do, but will next time…

  6. We enjoyed these cookies as well. I love coffee so all cookies taste good to me with coffee. Happy Holidays!

  7. Perfectly delicious!

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