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Where can I buy pfeffernüsse?!

(27 Posts)
millsbynight Sat 11-Nov-17 18:26:49

Does anyone know a major retailer who sells these?! Many years ago my local Waitrose sold them in big bags.

They’re so delicious and Christmas-y and I can’t find them anywhere!!!

(I’m in the South East if that helps)

wizzywig Sat 11-Nov-17 18:28:25

Ive seen them in all the supermarkets and convenience stores. Never had a problem finding them.

CrochetBelle Sat 11-Nov-17 18:28:58


DelphiniumBlue Sat 11-Nov-17 18:29:43

Aldi had them last year.

TheVanguardSix Sat 11-Nov-17 18:31:54


eyebrowsonfleek Sat 11-Nov-17 18:35:56

Aldi and Morrisons

millsbynight Sat 11-Nov-17 18:47:55


I’ve been looking in Sainsbury’s and Waitrose as they’re the only two big supermarkets near me and they don’t have them and they didn’t have them last year either but there’s also a Lidl a short drive away so I’ll try them tomorrow!!

DoubleHelix79 Sat 11-Nov-17 19:03:22

Uh, now I really want some smile

OrangeSamphire Sat 11-Nov-17 19:11:27

I bought some in a Waitrose a few weeks ago

mintich Sat 11-Nov-17 19:13:38

What is it????

HollyBollyBooBoo Sat 11-Nov-17 19:21:53

We had some from Lidl the other day and they were lovely.

millsbynight Sat 11-Nov-17 19:26:37

@mintich Pfeffernusse

Mmmmm yum. Reminds me of my childhood winters sometimes spent in Germany and Switzerland.

mintich Sat 11-Nov-17 19:30:26

Oh yum! I need to try them

SvartePetter Sat 11-Nov-17 19:35:15

Hema. Think you can order from them online as well

PurplePillowCase Sat 11-Nov-17 19:35:20

the german deli (borough market)
haven't seen them in lidl this year (and also no doministeine)

Cagliostro Sat 11-Nov-17 20:20:50

Oh my gosh. I had no idea these were a thing. There's a character in one of my favourite tv shows with that name and I thought it was made up!


Now I need to try some!

TefalTester123 Sat 11-Nov-17 20:25:29

I made them last year from a recipe on Allrecipes. It made loads and they were very delicious and kept well. Think I froze some they were so delicious.

1/2 cup molasses (170g black syrup)
1/4 cup honey (85g)
1/4 cup shortening (can sub butter)
1/4 cup margarine. Totals 1/2 cup, 113g fat.
2 eggs
4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons anise extract
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
icing sugar for dusting


Stir together the molasses, honey, shortening, and margarine in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until creamy. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Stir in the eggs.

Combine the flour, white sugar, brown sugar, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, anise, cinnamon, baking soda, pepper, and salt in a large bowl. Add the molasses mixture and stir until thoroughly combines. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Roll the dough into acorn-sized balls. Arrange on baking sheets, spacing at least 1 inch apart.

Bake in preheated oven 10 to 15 minutes. Move to a rack to cool. Dust cooled cookies with icing sugar.

Makes well over 100 at 11-12g each, probably more like 120.

unfortunateevents Sat 11-Nov-17 20:33:58

Hema, online definitely.

IndieRar Sat 11-Nov-17 22:02:46

I bloody love pfeffernusse!

HollyBollyBooBoo Sun 12-Nov-17 07:24:12

Love Hema’s packaging. Is their chocolate nice or does it taste cheap and nasty?

FizzyWaterAndElderflower Sun 12-Nov-17 07:36:00

I've made them a couple of years running using an amalgam of recipes found online - and about triple the spices the recipes recommend (one thing I've discovered, once you've ground cardamom in a grinder, you'll never be free of it!).

I had to hide a box so that I could still have some after Christmas, everyone nommed them down.

Vintage1980 Sun 12-Nov-17 08:16:00

I make pfeppernusse most years at Christmas using this recipe

They are wonderful and the icing is really easy. They keep beautifully.

Isadora2007 Sun 12-Nov-17 08:28:15

Aldi definitely has them. Haven’t noticed them in Lidl.

toffeepumpkins Sun 12-Nov-17 08:39:28

Waitrose has them.

millsbynight Sun 12-Nov-17 08:40:22

Me too @IndieRar In Coop supermarkets in Switzerland they sell them in giant bags... I could happily sit through half a bag a day blush

Thanks so much for the recipes too! I’ll have a go at baking them. DH has never tried them so not sure whether I want his first to come from my rubbish baking or shop-bought.

Hoping Lidl has them today. I don’t know of any Aldi supermarkets near me sad

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