The Little Tings… baking Pepernoten!

November 29, 2013

This week for The Little Things, Ava and her cute little friend Juul are showing you how easy and fun it is to make your own pepernoten, and how tasty they are to eat afterwards! Pepernoten (the literal translation is ‘peppernuts’) are a typically Dutch delicacy that traditionally is eaten this time of year, when Sinterklaas is in the country. They are actually crunchy mini cookies, and taste a bit like gingerbread… Super delicious!

Here is a wonderful how-to recipe card for you, drawn by Sara Mush, and which of course can be downloaded for free here. Making pepernoten is a perfect afternoon activity for children of all ages — it’s fun and easy to do, with fast and delicious results!

xxx Esther

PS –  This is the fourth post in a series which is called ‘The Little Things’. Thank you Maud Fontein for taking beautiful photos in your wonderful house, and Sara Musch for the beautiful download. Ava’s dress is from La Coqueta, and the aprons are made from a dishtowel, check the recent post here for the how-to.


Comments (12)

November 29, 2013

This is too cute! And we’re so doing them with Tila this weekend!

November 29, 2013

Sooo Cute! And YUM!

November 29, 2013

I love this new series – love the concept and absolutely love the beautiful photos and printables.
And Esther can I just say, your little girl is the cutest little girl ever!!

Esther in Amsterdam
November 30, 2013

Ohhh thank you… You’re so sweet to say!!! xxx

November 29, 2013

Looks so delicious! So cute! The photography is incredible as well.

November 30, 2013

They look delicious! And the little girls are just adorable. Would love to make the cookies, but where can you find speculoos spice?

Esther in Amsterdam
November 30, 2013

Hi Liliana, if you can’t find the spices, there’s a how-to on the printable / recipe card (bottom right) — it’s basically just a mix of different spices… Enjoy!! x

November 30, 2013

How cute are these two!! Sweeties!
Tomorrow afternoon we’re celebrating my grandpa’s birthday, so I think this Peppernoten may be a good treat! They look delicious.

December 1, 2013

I love this series, especially the recipe card. My girls Ava, Charlotte and I will be making these for our school friends as Christmas treats.

December 3, 2013

Ava looks as if she is having such a fun time with these recipes. It is like a ray of sunshine to see her smile–her whole face brightens up!

Esther in Amsterdam
December 9, 2013

That is such a sweet comment. Thank you! x

November 8, 2014

Thank you so much for this post! I’m an American married to a Dutchie, living in the US with our two little boys. I was looking for a craft or something to do with our 5-year-old’s preschool Montessori class. And I stumbled upon this post. I just might be brave enough to try to bake our own Pepernoten this year…. 🙂 I just love the download you’ve included! It’s great!

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