Danish Pebbernøder

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recipe by Olivia D.

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This is a traditional Danish Pebbernøder recipe. There are regional variations on this spicy holiday cookie but this is the Danish version. My attempt at this recipe made 82 cookies of varying sizes whereas according to the recipe it makes 100 large ones ( this is what I've said it makes ) or 200 normal size ones.

Inspired by: http://nordicfoodliving.com/danish-peppernuts-pebernodder/

recipe updated 26 Mar 2020


  • Plain flour icon
    Plain flour
    220 g (about 1 ¾ cups)
  • Ground cinnamon icon
    Ground cinnamon
    ½ tsp (about 1.33 g)
  • Ground cloves icon
    Ground cloves
    ½ tsp (about 1.12 g)
  • White pepper icon
    White pepper
    ½ tsp (about 1.07 g)
  • Ground cardamom icon
    Ground cardamom
    ½ tsp (about 1 g)
  • Nutmeg icon
    ½ tsp (about 1.17 g)
  • Ground ginger icon
    Ground ginger
    ½ tsp (about 0.93 g)
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    ½ tsp (about 2.2 g)
  • Bicarbonate of soda icon
    Bicarbonate of soda
    1 tsp (about 4.65 g)
  • Salt icon
    ⅛ tsp (about 0.78 g)
  • Caster sugar icon
    Caster sugar
    125 g (about ½ cup)
  • Egg icon
    1 (about 50 g)
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    125 g (about ½ cup)


  • kCook icon Stand mixer bowl
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"

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  1. Get a clean stand mixer bowl
  2. Pre-heat oven - 200°C
  3. Add plain flour, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, white pepper, ground cardamom, nutmeg, ground ginger, vanilla extract, bicarbonate of soda, salt and caster sugar to the stand mixer bowl and mix
  4. Add egg and unsalted butter to the dough while mixing
  5. Divide into quarters
  6. Roll into a log
  7. Cut into rounds
  8. Transfer dough to baking sheet
  9. Bake - 10 min, 200°C
  10. Let cool
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