Peppernuts have been a tradition for many German families for centuries. Traditionally, the dough was packed in crocks and stored in the fruit-room of the cellar so that the spices blended smoothly with the sugar and flour. Dough was shaped into ropes and then sliced to form tiny round cookies. Some preferred to roll the dough flat and cut it in using thimbles.
The 18 ounce size serves approximately 18 people.