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Peppernuts anno 1731

Recipe for from 1731 for peppernuts - a traditional danish Christmas cookie. The cookies are perfect for making with little kids, as they don't require any finesse.
Course Cookies, Desert
Cuisine 19th century, Christmas, Danish, Historical cooking, Holiday Food, Renaissance
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 40 cookies

Ingredients

  • 468 grams brown sugar
  • 935 grams wheat flour
  • 5 eggs
  • 14 1/2 grams cinnamon
  • 14 1/2 grams mace
  • 7 grams anise
  • 44 grams sugar
  • 29 grams lemon zest
  • pinch pepper today we use white pepper

Instructions

  1. Mix the ingrediens
  2. Let it rest until firm
  3. Bake till the edges starts to get golden around the edges

Recipe Notes

Source: En Høy-Fornemme Madames Kaagebog, 1731