Peppernuts ~ A German Christmas Cookie

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!

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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!

December Scripture Writing Plan ~ The Book of Luke

Hello December!

This is going to be a special month for us at Cooking Up Faith. We are going to be reading through the book of Luke, which is a beautiful gospel of Jesus’ birth, life, and resurrection.

Each day we will have a new scripture from the book of Luke to read and journal. We will be joining you with devotions and encouragement along the way.

Here is your Scripture Writing Plan for the book of Luke:

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You will start today, with Luke 1:43-43. All you need is your Bible, a journal to write down your thoughts and the scripture, and a cozy spot for your quiet time.


Enjoy your time in God’s Word. We’re excited to join you through this journey of growing deeper in Christ through the study of scripture.

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Glory to God in the highest heaven; and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.

~ Cooking Up Faith