These are delicious little nut-sized biscuits spiced with cardamom and white pepper. They should rest a few days before being eaten.
I love these cookies. They remind me of my grandmother's cookies from Germany. I make the recipe exactly as is BUT after I pull them from the oven I put them in a bag of powdered sugar and coat them. Then I let them sit for 3 - 5 days. Sometimes I coat them again with powdered sugar before serving. - 03 Dec 2006 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
My favorite of the Pfeffernusse recipes... it tastes like the ones my grandmother makes. I did both a normal batch, and following another reviewer's suggestion, a batch with double the spices (except pepper). I like it better with the stronger spices and flavors. - 21 Feb 2009 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Nice crunchy cookie, great for the holidays. I did double the spices (except the pepper) and was still wishing for more spiced flavor, so I'd probably triple them next time. I also cut the sugar down to 1 c. and it was still just the right amount of sweetness. - 21 Nov 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)