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How To Make Peppernuts or Pepernoten

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Looking for a great sweet treat try these peppernuts cookies also known as pepernoten? Pepernoten are a Dutch treat that taste like gingerbread cookies. You can easily turn them into macarons. Visit thetortillachannel.com for the full recipe + video #thetortillachannel #peppernuts #pepernoten #kruidnoten #gingerbreadcookies

Peppernuts or pepernoten are a great Dutch treat to celebrate Sinterklaas.

I’m showing you how to make peppernut and turn them into these cute macarons. These peppernuts are nice and crunchy. When you’ve had one, you will not be able to resist and want more until they are gone. Promise! So are you ready to learn how to make pepernoten? Let’s get started!

Looking for a great sweet treat try these peppernuts cookies also known as pepernoten? Pepernoten are a Dutch treat that taste like gingerbread cookies. You can easily turn them into macarons. Visit thetortillachannel.com for the full recipe + video #thetortillachannel #peppernuts #pepernoten #kruidnoten #gingerbreadcookies

Just like Santa Claus at Christmas, we have the Sinterklaas celebration in the Netherlands which is a children’s fest.

The Sinterklaas celebrations are as much about sweet treats as it is about gifts. You can get a lot of treats like:

  • Chocolate capital letters – which is literally big chocolate shaped in a capital letter. You usually get the first letter of your name
  • Speculaas – a spiced cookie that has a similar taste to pepernoten
  • Marzipan
  • Banquet letter – which is almond paste cover with  puff pastry
  • Peppernuts – or pepernoten as they are called in Dutch and are similar to gingerbread cookies

Peppernut cookies are shared by Sinterklaas when visiting the children. The peppernuts are small crunchy cookie treats.

You can eat these cookies plain but turn good into great turn them into delicious macrons with a filling of (homemade) Nutella

As we use all vegetable ingredients you can eat this if you are vegan or vegetarian.

Looking for a great sweet treat try these peppernuts cookies also known as pepernoten? Pepernoten are a Dutch treat that taste like gingerbread cookies. You can easily turn them into macarons. Visit thetortillachannel.com for the full recipe + video #thetortillachannel #peppernuts #pepernoten #kruidnoten #gingerbreadcookies

Peppernut ingredients

To make this recipe you need a limited number of ingredients. Put the following items on our grocery shopping list:

  • Self-raising flour
  • Vegetable butter
  • Sugar syrup
  • Spices

In the Netherlands, you can buy speculaas spices in the store but you can easily make your own speculaas spices rather easily by combining:

  • 2 tsp cardamom
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp grounded cloves
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ginger powder

You can debate whether these are pepernoten or kruidnoten as the original pepernoten have white pepper in the spice mix.

How to make this peppernut recipe

If you want to make this recipe you start off with the self-raising flour. Buy it fresh or make it yourself to ensure the leaving agent will do its job.

Put the self-raising flour in a large bowl and add the spices. Stir to properly combine the ingredients before you add the sugar syrup.

The final step is to add in the cold butter. Then knead into a cookie dough ball with cold hands and let it rest in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

Cut the cookie dough into four equal pieces. Roll the equal part into a cigar shape of about 1 inch thick. Then cut it into 1-inch pieces.

Roll each 1-inch piece into a ball. You will get about 48 to 50 large peppernuts. Line a baking tray and leave some room between each peppernut.

Bake in a preheated oven at 350℉ and bake for about 20 minutes. Let them cool so they can get crunchy.

Then put some homemade Nutella between two peppernuts and create a peppernut macaron.

These kruidnoten are the best and you can also eat them solo if you are out of Nutella.

Looking for a great sweet treat try these peppernuts cookies also known as pepernoten? Pepernoten are a Dutch treat that taste like gingerbread cookies. You can easily turn them into macarons. Visit thetortillachannel.com for the full recipe + video #thetortillachannel #peppernuts #pepernoten #kruidnoten #gingerbreadcookies

Store peppernuts

The best way to store pepernoten is in an airtight container or in a cookie jar. That way you can keep them fresh for about 4 days but I certain these will not last that long.

If you want to enjoy them longer you can also store the peppernuts in the freezer. Thaw them when you want to eat you do not have to warm or bake them again.

More traditional Dutch recipes

If you love Dutch recipes you have to take a look at these recipes: 

Looking for a great sweet treat try these peppernuts cookies also known as pepernoten? Pepernoten are a Dutch treat that taste like gingerbread cookies. You can easily turn them into macarons. Visit thetortillachannel.com for the full recipe + video #thetortillachannel #peppernuts #pepernoten #kruidnoten #gingerbreadcookies

See how to make peppernut pepernoten recipe

Want to see how you can make these peppernut pepernoten macarons at home? All you have to do is watch the instruction video and see all the steps so you can follow along.

It will show you how easy it is to make these little kruidnoten cookies.

 

I hope you enjoyed this how-to make peppernuts pepernoten recipe!

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Looking for a great sweet treat try these peppernuts cookies also known as pepernoten? Pepernoten are a Dutch treat that taste like gingerbread cookies. You can easily turn them into macarons. Visit thetortillachannel.com for the full recipe + video #thetortillachannel #peppernuts #pepernoten #kruidnoten #gingerbreadcookies
Looking for a great sweet treat try these peppernuts cookies also known as pepernoten? Pepernoten are a Dutch treat that taste like gingerbread cookies. You can easily turn them into macarons. Visit thetortillachannel.com for the full recipe + video #thetortillachannel #peppernuts #pepernoten #kruidnoten #gingerbreadcookies
Looking for a great sweet treat try these peppernuts cookies also known as pepernoten? Pepernoten are a Dutch treat that taste like gingerbread cookies. You can easily turn them into macarons. Visit thetortillachannel.com for the full recipe + video #thetortillachannel #peppernuts #pepernoten #kruidnoten #gingerbreadcookies
Looking for a great sweet treat try these peppernuts cookies also known as pepernoten? Pepernoten are a Dutch treat that taste like gingerbread cookies. You can easily turn them into macarons. Visit thetortillachannel.com for the full recipe + video #thetortillachannel #peppernuts #pepernoten #kruidnoten #gingerbreadcookies
Looking for a great sweet treat try these peppernuts cookies also known as pepernoten? Pepernoten are a Dutch treat that taste like gingerbread cookies. You can easily turn them into macarons. Visit thetortillachannel.com for the full recipe + video #thetortillachannel #peppernuts #pepernoten #kruidnoten #gingerbreadcookies
Looking for a great sweet treat try these peppernuts cookies also known as pepernoten? Pepernoten are a Dutch treat that taste like gingerbread cookies. You can easily turn them into macarons. Visit thetortillachannel.com for the full recipe + video #thetortillachannel #peppernuts #pepernoten #kruidnoten #gingerbreadcookies
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Peppernut homemade Nutella macarons

Serves: 25 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Looking for a great sweet treat try these peppernuts cookies also known as pepernoten? Pepernoten are a Dutch treat that taste like gingerbread cookies. You can easily turn them into macarons. Visit thetortillachannel.com for the full recipe + video #thetortillachannel #peppernuts #pepernoten #kruidnoten #gingerbreadcookies

Want to learn how to make peppernuts or pepernoten and turn them into tasty macarons. With a soft filiing. Take a look it is really easy.

Ingredients

  • 250 grams self raising flour
  • 100 gram vegetable butter
  • 200 gram of sugar/pancake syrup
  • 2 tsp cardamom
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp grounded cloves
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ginger powder

Instructions

  1. Put 250 grams of self-raising flower in a bowl
  2. Add the spices
  3. Add 200 grams of sugar syrup
  4. Now add 100 grams of cold butter. Knead into a cookie dough ball with cold hands and let it rest in the fridge for at least 1 hour
  5. Cut the cookie dough into four equal pieces
  6. Roll into a cigar shape of about 1 inch thick
  7. Then cut into 1 inch pieces
  8. Roll each piece into a ball
  9. Put on a baking tray and leave some room between each peppernut
  10. Bake in a pre heated oven at 350℉ and bake for about 20 minutes
  11. Let them cool so they can get crunchy before you put some homemade Nutella between two peppernuts and create a peppernut macaron

Notes

You will get about 48 to 50 large peppernuts.

Nutrition facts

Calories: 76; Fat: 0.8g; Carbs; 16.4g; Protein: 1.3g;

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Looking for a great sweet treat try these peppernuts cookies also known as pepernoten? Pepernoten are a Dutch treat that taste like gingerbread cookies. You can easily turn them into macarons. Visit thetortillachannel.com for the full recipe + video #thetortillachannel #peppernuts #pepernoten #kruidnoten #gingerbreadcookies

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