This is a recipe for spice biscuits (peppernuts) from an old German cookbook. Eat them as they are or ice them.
I tried this recipe because I'm addicted to pfeffernusse...I grew up on it as a child...but I found it to be not what I wanted...They were still yummy....my boyfriend can't seem to stop eating them... - 06 Jan 2002 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
These are not German pfefferneuse but they are tasty. Pfefferneuse should be peppery with spice. My grandmother would roll her dough into ropes and pinch off smaller bits so they actually looked like small nuts. This dough is very stiff and hard to work with. I will keep searching for the real thing.. - 20 Dec 2009 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
These cookies were just like many peppernuts I've tasted over the years. I never realized the time it takes to make them, but it made a lot of cookies so it was worth it. I think that I may add more nutmeg next time and less ginger. A lot of my friends thought that they were gingersnaps. - 03 Jan 2006 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)