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Pfeffernüsse (German holiday cookies)

italianices | Dec 19, 2013 05:22 AM

Where in the five boroughs can I get pfeffernüsse around this time of year, and which places make especially great versions?

Do any of the old German bakeries in the Ridgewood/Glendale/Middle Village area of Queens, such as Rudy's Pastry Shop, make these cookies? I've heard that Stammtisch Pork Store in Glendale and Morscher's Pork Store in Ridgewood may carry prepackaged German cookies, so those might be options if I can't find a good locally made version.

What about the few remaining German bakeries in the Yorkville section of the Upper East Side, such as Glaser's Bake Shop?

I also saw an old CH post from 2006 which mentioned that the longtime Danish bakery in Bay Ridge, Leske's Bakery, might make pfeffernüsse (or at least the Danish counterpart, pebernødder) and stollen during the holidays. Can anyone confirm this, and if so, vouch for their quality? Is the Danish pebernødder markedly different from the German preparation?

Any chance that a Danish restaurant such as Aamanns-Copenhagen in Tribeca would serve these cookies?

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