Pfeffernusse are a traditional German Christmas cookie. The name translates to "pepper nuts" and they are sometimes referred to as spice drops. Legend has it, Saint Nicholas placed these round gingerbread treats baked with black pepper and covered with powdered sugar in children's boots left out on the night of December 5. As time went on people decided that Pfeffernusse were too good to only enjoy one day a year. Soon it became a tradition to share them as gifts throughout the holiday season. The recipe spread through Europe and the rest is delicious history!
Old World Cookies are all natural!