OUTSTANDING Pfeffernusse Cookies (Made by Anna)

by Anna Olson
Anna Bakes OUTSTANDING Pfeffernusse Cookies

Pfeffernusse Cookies are on the menu in Chef Anna Olson‘s amazing kitchen, and she is going to teach you how to make this delicious recipe from scratch!

Follow along with the recipes below!

Anna Bakes OUTSTANDING Pfeffernusse Cookies
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Pfeffernusse Cookies

Rating: 2.9/5
( 9 voted )
Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 6 Tbsp (90 mL) honey
  • 6 Tbsp (75 g) granulated sugar (caster sugar)
  • ¼ cup (50 g) packed dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup (60 g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups (300 g) all-purpose flour (plain flour)
  • ¾ tsp (4 mL) baking soda
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) EACH of ground cinnamon, cardamom, anise seed, allspice, clove, and black pepper
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) salt
  • icing sugar, for rolling the baked cookies


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F (160 C).
  2. Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the honey, granulated sugar, brown sugar, melted butter, egg, and egg yolk. Sift the flour, baking soda, spices, and salt over the sugar mixture and stir until evenly blended (the batter will be dense).
  4. Use a small ice cream scoop (#60 size), or 2 teaspoons to scoop the batter and then shape them into balls between the palms of your hands place them onto the prepared trays, leaving 2-inches (5 cm) between each.
  5. Bake for 14-16 minutes until the cookies are lightly browned.
  6. Cool the cookies on the tray and then roll them in icing sugar to coat them completely.


  1. The cookies will keep up to 5 days in an airtight container.
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