Danish Peppernut Christmas Cookies (Pebernodder) Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 2)
Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2007
I have been searching for this recipe for YEARS - I didn't know the name of it, so that slowed me down some! I'm glad to say my search is over. These cookies are FANTASTIC!! A German neighbor made these when I was a kid, and helping her was always a blast. This is definitely a "get together" recipe because the cookies are made so small, it does take a while to roll them all out - but they are so worth it!!! We fill up pretty jars with them and decorate them with ribbons for gifts. They are tasty, like a crunchy, bite-sized gingersnap - I can't tell you how happy I am to have this recipe. My son loves helpig with them and it will definitely become a Christmas tradition in our home to make these! Thank you so much for posting this recipe!
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Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2007
These cookies are a favorite of mine made by my Danish grandmother! I didn't really know they were Danish. I just found the recipe in my box this season and decided to make them for holiday gifts.
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Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2007
i love pebernodder. this is a cookie that has been made for centurys in my family. i have never heard it described as "gravel like" tho. i do want to share a tip ive learned over the years. because this is a butter based cookie it will burn easily so watch it closely and do not over cook, otherwise im glad such a great danish recipe on here!
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Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2007
These were pretty good. I used a little less flour and made the cookies a little bit bigger than indicated in the recipe. So, the result was not a hard cookie (when I read the first review I was worried - I didn't want to eat gravel!) This is a nice small spice cookie which is not too sweet.
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Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2007
Man - I didn't know ANYONE outside of my family ate peppernuts! I love this cookie but it is totally unlike any American cookie. They're almost like gravel, round and hard. But the cardamom flavor can't be beat. When we make them we roll them into ropes about 3/8" in diameter. Cut the rope, then roll the rope a quarter turn, cut and roll back a quarter turn. Then the peppernut has a strange 3-D trapezoidal shape. Set them in rows on the cookie sheet (they don't spread so you can put them quite close together). These are a tradition for us to make the day after Thanksgiving. I cannot wait!
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