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Saint Kruidnoten Saint Nicholas Pepernoten

Celebrated every year on December 23

Dutch: Pepernoten
German: Pfeffernuesse
Danish: Pebernødder

Peppernuts are tiny spiced cookies, somewhat similar to gingerbread except really tiny, hence the “nuts” part in their naming.
Peppernuts are quite popular in the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark, especially in the winter holiday season.
In the Netherlands peppernuts are often confused with the somewhat similar, but crunchier “kruidnoten” (spicy nuts) which more resemble speculaas.



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