Classic Danish peppernuts


( approx. 150 )

  • 200 gramsbutter- softened
  • 150 gramsbrown sugar
  • 150 mlwhipping cream
  • 450 gramsplain flour
  • 2 tspground cinnamon
  • 1 tspground cardamom
  • 2 tspvanilla sugar
  • 0.5 tspground white pepper
  • 1 tspbaking powder
  • 1 tspbaking soda
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No Christmas without peppernuts - at least not here at Mambeno! This is the recipe for the classic Danish peppernuts, a Scandinavian Christmas staple, which both smell and taste of December. Enjoy - and merry Christmas!


1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees convection.

2. Mix butter and sugar in a mixer or with a whisk in a bowl Now sift all of the dry ingredients into the bowl and add the cream bit by bit - you might not need it all. Stir until you have an even mass, that just about lets go of your fingers when you touch it. Be careful not too make it too firm - or your peppernuts will go dry.

3. Roll out long sausages about the thickness of an index finger on a floured tabletop. Cut the sausages into little pieces and roll the peppernuts to about the size of an old fashioned marble. Place them with a bit of space between them on a baking tray with baking parchment. Bake the peppernuts in shifts of about 10 minutes, until they're vaguely golden on top. Remove from the oven and leave to cool - and then eat up!

4. Enjoy!

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