Sweet-spicy, crunchy and pop-in-your-mouth good, tiny “pepper nuts” are a holiday favorite across Northern Europe. Germans call them Pfeffernüsse, Danes call them pebernødder, and the Swedes, epparnötter. Whatever you call them, they’re addictive.
I once found a King Arthur’s Flour recipe for Scottish shortbread that incorporated Scotland’s most beloved grain, oats, into the traditional plain flour recipe and loved it so much that I always add it now.
Although not a traditional recipe, these delicious cookies are a tribute to the panaderias and hot chocolate factories of Oaxaca, where the mingled scents of baked goods, fresh masa corn tortillas and chocolate is simply intoxicating.
Nankhatai come from Northern India. Nan refers to naan, which means bread, and khatai means biscuit. They are a style of shortbread cookie made without eggs, so they are a good option for those with egg allergies.