pfefferneusse ice cream sandwiches


1 stick butter, melted

1 cup sugar

1/2 tsp anise extract

2 eggs

zest of 1 lemon

1/2 tsp salt

2 cups flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp ground cloves

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp ground white pepper

1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts

1/2 cup sliced almonds

cinnamon or vanilla ice cream


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix together the melted butter, sugar, eggs and anise extract. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, white pepper and lemon zest. Add dry ingredients to wet and fold in chopped nuts.

Roll heaping tablespoons (more like golf ball sized!) of dough on lined baking sheets and press down gently on each ball to flatten out a little bit. Bake cookies for 15 minutes until golden.

Let cookies cool completely before sandwiching together with ice cream! These can be made ahead and stored in the freezer for late night cravings. And trust me, you will have late night cravings. These things are delicious!


40 minutes