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, seeDorie’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!
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!