As a child I loved to eat Pfeffernusse cookies when I went to Grandma's house. That was the only place I had tasted those cookies and to this day they remind me of her, I am so happy to now have her recipe. If you can see in the picture, the recipe card calls the cookies Peppernut, that is because pfeffernusse translates to pepper nuts in German. This name well describes these cookies as they are spicy and many of the recipes call for nuts and a small amount of black pepper.
My grandmother said she made this recipe for sauerkraut every year for many years. She said homemade sauerkraut tastes so much better than store-bought. She also remembers her mother making sauerkraut, never canning it, just making it in a big crock and letting it naturally ferment. Grandma said she always canned her sauerkraut.