National Pfeffernusse Day

December 23

When is National Pfeffernusse Day?

National Pfeffernusse Day happens on Monday December 23, 2024.

Celebrate National Pfeffernusse Day!

Are you looking for a unique and delicious dessert to serve this holiday season? Look no further than Pfeffernusse! National Pfeffernusse Day is December 23rd, so get ready to celebrate this tasty treat. But what exactly is a Pfeffernusse? Let’s dive in and find out.

What is a Pfeffernusse?

Pronounced “FEF-er-noose”, Pfeffernusse are traditional German cookies with a spicy-sweet flavor. They are made with a combination of flour, nuts, honey, molasses, and spices such as anise, cinnamon, pepper, cardamom, nutmeg, and clove. The dough is then shaped into small spheres and rolled in sugar before being baked until golden brown. The finished cookies are crunchy on the outside and slightly chewy on the inside – the perfect balance between sweet and savory.

The History of Pfeffernusse

It all started way back in 1753 when Johann Fleischmann, a confectioner from Offenbach am Main created the recipe for what we now know as the beloved Pfeffernusse cookie. Since then it has become an integral part of German culture; these days it can be found at Christmas markets all over Germany during the festive season.

How To Enjoy Pfeffernusses

Pfefferusses go great with coffee or tea after dinner or as an accompaniment to ice cream or other desserts. You can also use them in recipes like cakes and trifles for an extra special treat! Plus they make great homemade gifts – just package them up in festive packaging and voila! You’ve got yourself some amazing presents that your family will love.

Celebrate National Pfeffernusse Day by making some of these delicious treats! Not only do they taste amazing but they also make wonderful gifts too. With their unique spicy-sweet flavor profile and delicate texture you won’t be disappointed – especially when you share them with friends and family during the festive season!

When does National Pfeffernusse Day happen next year?

National Pfeffernusse Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday December 23, 2025
  • Wednesday December 23, 2026
  • Thursday December 23, 2027
  • Saturday December 23, 2028
  • Sunday December 23, 2029


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