A traditional Norwegian Christmas recipe.

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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Stir in the powdered ammonia and chopped almonds. Knead in the flour. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and freeze for 1 hour.

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  • preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Take cookies out of the freezer and bake for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

257.3 calories; 2.3 g protein; 31.8 g carbohydrates; 32.5 mg cholesterol; 2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2003
Although it make seem in a past review this recipe is not right I made it for a class in school and they were delicious! My ancestors were from Norway. and these cookies are pretty easy to make and they taste really good! thanks.:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/16/2003
Something is missing here. Loretta needs to go back and check her recipe. I think she got the titles mixed up. "Pfeffernerse" means "pepper nuts". It's supposed to be a spice cookie with pepper added to zip up the spices even more. It's shaped like a nut but it doesn't contain nuts. This recipe is for a nut cookie like Pecan Dreams which in Scandinavia is made with almonds. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
01/16/2003
Something is missing here. Loretta needs to go back and check her recipe. I think she got the titles mixed up. "Pfeffernerse" means "pepper nuts". It's supposed to be a spice cookie with pepper added to zip up the spices even more. It's shaped like a nut but it doesn't contain nuts. This recipe is for a nut cookie like Pecan Dreams which in Scandinavia is made with almonds. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2003
Although it make seem in a past review this recipe is not right I made it for a class in school and they were delicious! My ancestors were from Norway. and these cookies are pretty easy to make and they taste really good! thanks.:) Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2009
I absolutely love the texture that the bakers ammonia gives this cookie. They tasted like little puffs of sugar. I would add a generous amount 1-3 tsp of vanilla extract next time. Thanks for the post. It was fun to see what bakers ammonia can do to a cookie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2012
I reviewed this recipe before noting that these are exactly what my husband remembered his Norwegian grandmother making when he was a kid. It turns out this recipe is also what my daughter's ice skating coach remembers her German grandmother making as well! Simply by sharing the recipe you have brought back a bit of childhood for many people (I make these for all of my husband's family as well as the skate coach now). That has been the best gift ever. A million thank you's for sharing. This recipe is Truly a gift. Read More
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