These German Christmas cookies are a fun twist on the traditional sugar cookies usually baked at Christmastime. You can still make fun shapes with them, decorate them, and serve them as a fun treat.
This particular recipe was found in a recipe book from the 1920s. A true vintage recipe!
And here is an easier version to follow:
Peppernuts ~ German Christmas Cookies
6 eggs, well beaten
4 cups brown sugar
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. soda
1/4 tsp. salt
4 cups flour
3 tbsp. milk
a bit more flour
Cream eggs and brown sugar together until light and fluffy.
Add pepper, cloves, soda, and salt. Sift together with 4 cups flour.
Add milk and enough more flour to make a stiff batter
Roll small amount of dough at a time rising the palms of the hand until dough resembles a roll 3/4 inch wide.
Cut in 2 or 3 inch length.
Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown.
*Optional ~ Use Christmas cookie cutters to make shapes with the cookies, and icing for decoration.
Enjoy making these German Christmas cookies this year!