Pfeffernusse

Anyone that's been through the Studer/Schultz household during the holidays knows what pfeffernusse are. These little round hard cookies are possibly the best holiday tradition we have going. Kind of like gingerbread with a hint of anise, Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without them.

Each family has their own recipe for pfeffernusse* so even if you had them somewhere else, you haven't had ours. Our family's recipe came from Germany with my great-grandmother and was translated into English by her daughter. While my mother doesn't exactly follow that traditional recipe*, there can't possibly be a better version on earth.

So if you are in Anacortes over the next couple weeks, stop by and grab a handful. But if this is your first taste, let me share a warning: just like Lay's potato chips, you can't just eat one. You'll be hooked and the other 11 months of the year will become a cruel cruel waiting game. Take it from me.
Sunday December 12 2010File under: holidays, food

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on Mon 13th Dec, 2010 08:41 am PST gretchen said:
i love you nusse!! (and the studer/schultz gang for making them)
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on Mon 13th Dec, 2010 03:40 pm PST Stephanie said:
I LOVE pfeffernusse.
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on Thu 16th Dec, 2010 11:14 pm PST hannah said:
Yummers. I could eat a million...
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on Fri 17th Dec, 2010 05:10 pm PST German American Forum said:
Those look delicious. For just a moment I read the title of the blog as "Pfifferlinge", which are ALSO really good ;) Without giving away your recipe, what goes into them? It sounds like Pepper and Nuts but it has to be more than that ;)
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on Sat 18th Dec, 2010 04:23 pm PST Andrew said:
Soylent Green
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on Fri 07th Jan, 2011 07:20 pm PST katie said:
yummmmm! those look amazing
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