Gluten-free Pfeffernuesse – pronouncing these delicious traditional German Christmas cookies can be quite challenging.
Pfeffernuesse Cookies are similar to the traditional German Lebkuchen, another tongue twister!! Lebkuchen stands for Gingerbread and Pfeffernuesse are spicy sweet cookies. A wonderful flavor combination of gloves, nutmeg and cinnamon make these Christmas cookies perfect for the holidays! I love the balanced aroma of the gloves, vanilla and cinnamon!
I’s almost a bit difficult to describe how wonderful these spiced cookies really taste. This year I have made a gluten-free version. Adding almond meal to the flour base makes these Pfeffernuesse extra soft and extra delicate.
It’s a beautiful Christmas cookie recipe and I’m sure you will enjoy!
Products I used for this recipe
1.5 cups gluten-free Flour Blend (mine included xanthan gum, if yours doesn’t, add 1 tsp)
3/4 cups Almond Flour
3/4 cup Coconut Sugar
3/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
1/4 tsp Cloves, ground
1-2 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tbsp Water
3/4 Coconut Oil, room Temperature, not too soft! (if you’re not a fan of baking your Christmas cookies with coconut oil you can replace it with 1 stick unsalted butter)
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat oven to 325 degrees
- in a bowl combine all dry ingredients, including the spices and blend well.
- add butter, eggs, water and vanilla and mix until well blended
- using 2 spoons, scoop batter onto parchment paper
- bake cookies for about 8-10 minutes or until edges turn golden
Let cool and enjoy!