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Pfeffernuesse

Series: Deutschesfest Supplement | Story 12

Pfeffernuesse, a much sought-after item at Deutschesfest, has as many spelling variations as there are ingredient lists. Translated pepper nuts, Germany has three types depending on the location. Northern Germany style are softer and glaze or powdered sugar coated. Southern Germany cookies are a hard variety but often include nuts and/or minced candied citrus peel.

The cookie is believed to have originated in Germany in the 1850's. It soon became popular in Denmark, the United Kingdom. Some German versions and most of the Danish recipes do include ground black or white pepper.

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