It’s day 11 of our 12 Days of Christmas Cookies Around the World and today we have pfeffernusse, a German iced gingerbread cookie.
While the exact origin of the cookie is uncertain, the traditional German belief links the pepernoten to the feast of Sinterklaas, celebrated on December 6th in Germany and Belgium. This is when children receive gifts from St. Nicholas. In Germany, the pfeffernusse is more closely associated with Christmas. The cookie has been part of European yuletide celebrations since the 1850s.
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