for work, we had an international thanksgiving and asked people to bring dishes representing their home country or culture. i decided to make pfeffernusse, a german cookie that my grandma always made for christmas. this is a modernized recipe – so they were ready to eat right away. grandma’s pfeffernusse get made at thanksgiving and put in a pillowcase til christmas!
i used this recipe with no alterations. one of the commenters recommended coating in powdered sugar before baking so i tried that for the first batch. they tasted just fine, but it gave it a very blotchy look. for the rest, i did them the standard way – rolling in powdered sugar after baking, while still warm. these are some of my favorite cookies!