National Pfeffernusse Day - December 23
Fri, Dec 23, 2022

National Pfeffernusse Day

National Pfeffernusse Day is dedicated to Christmas cookies, which are adored in different countries! Especially popular in Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands. Products differ in a large number of spices, therefore they have a bright and memorable taste. Have you tried?


Americans love the Pfeffernusse so much that they set aside a whole National Day for it, which takes place in the pre-Christmas period – December 23rd. The species came to the USA along with European settlers, since then it has taken a significant place for connoisseurs. The saturation of the cookies is achieved by cinnamon, nutmeg, anise, cardamom, and sometimes black pepper!

Round cookies resemble walnuts in shape. Surprisingly, initially they were also hard – they were prepared from rye flour so that the resulting products beat with a loud thud. Connoisseurs recommend slowly consuming the product, because its taste is revealed when chewed slowly.

Interesting facts

Did you know that:

  • there are many Pfeffernusse recipes – chefs experiment, but always follow the main composition of the dish;
  • this is a very spicy food, so be prepared for an explosion of taste sensations;
  • to play combinations, dessert is often sprinkled with powdered sugar or smeared with honey.

How to celebrate

National Pfeffernusse Day is the best time to prepare a treat and invite the family over for a delicious dinner. Check out the recipes and find the perfect one! Level the spiciness to taste, because not everyone likes too spicy foods. Tell us about the holiday on social networks and attach a photo of the prepared masterpieces! By the way, many bakeries offer cooked cookies – order them if you don’t want to do it yourself.

When is National Pfeffernusse Day celebrated in 2022?

National Pfeffernusse Day is observed on December 23 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday December 23 2022
Friday December 23 2023
Sunday December 23 2024
Monday December 23 2025
Tuesday December 23 2026