Check out some pictures
of our antique springerle
Pfeffernüsse are as German as cookies
get. Spicy like Lebkuchen, firm like Springerle, these cookies come from
what the German's call the "Oma Zeit," the grandmother's time.
Traditionally, hard cookies like Pfeffernüsse were meant to be dunked
into wine during a long session of visiting and cookie eating. Our Pfeffernüsse
are crunchy, spicy cookies with a hint of black pepper inside and a dusting
of powdered sugar coating the outside. Yummy!
cookies are seasonal. Please check back in November.
The word Pfeffernuesse (peppernuts) hints
that this cookie contains a small amount of black
pepper. It is a very old German custom to bake a big bowl full of this
treat and serve it during family gatherings. This cookie, like springerle,
have the tendancy to get hard over time, therefore, many people enjoy
this cookie by giving it a quick dunk in their wine or coffee. There
are numerous recipes for this cookie and lately the big commercial cookie
factories just use a lebkuchen dough and glaze it for better eye appeal.
We use only the finest ingredients such as fresh eggs, cake flour, butter,
confectioners sugar, vanilla bean, assorted spices and flavors, last
but not least, a touch of black pepper then dusted with powdered sugar.
We hope that this unusual cookie meets your approval and enjoyment.