This Spicy German Favorite May Be the World’s Best Christmas Cookie
When I was young, my mother would bake a vast assortment of cookies for Christmas — a dozen varieties at least. Pfeffernüsse (often spelled Pfeffernuesse) were always the first one she made, usually right after Thanksgiving.
Why so early? Well, the flavor of Pfeffernüsse deepens and sharpens with age. Although delicious when first baked, they are incomparably better after a couple of weeks. And still better a few weeks after that.
So if you plan to enjoy these cookies for Christmas, you’ll want to make them soon. And the sooner you start, the sooner you’ll discover how easy Pfeffernüsse are to make.