Peppernuts Video


Peppernuts, with their unique flavor and addictive aroma, have been a tradition for many German families for centuries.  In the second half of the 19th century, many families brought this tradition to the New World.

The dough was packed in crocks and stored in the dark, cool fruit room of the cellar.  Left to stand a week or more, the the spices blended smoothly with the sugar and flour.  Many women shaped the cookies by rolling the dough into ropes and then slicing those ropes to form the small round cookies.  Others painstakingly cut their dough in perfect little circles using a sewing thimble.

Building on this rich heritage, Prairie Harvest Peppernuts offers you the opportunity to make this gourmet delicacy a tradition in your family and a part of all your social gatherings.  Prairie Harvest Market and Deli began baking peppernuts on site at 601 North Main in Newton, Kansas, in November of 2011.  The original recipe, in the Voran-Goertzen tradition, has a distinctive anise flavor.


These additional varieties have recently been developed:

Wheat Free Peppernuts are made with an alternative flour blend, yet have the same flavorful crunch of the original cookie.  These are baked in a kitchen where wheat products are present. Nutrition Information Click Here

Low Sugar Peppernuts are baked with a stevia baking blend and brown rice syrup.  These have 3 grams of sugar per serving. Nutrition Information Click Here

Traditional Peppernuts are flavored with anise oil. Nutrition Information Click Here

Anise Free Peppernuts have  the delightful flavor and crunch of peppernuts without the anise. Nutrition Information Click Here



Prairie Harvest Peppernuts are available on line and at Prairie Harvest Market and Deli, 601 N. Main, Newton, Kansas.  Around Kansas in North Newton at Kauffman Museum,  Alma at Creamery, Manhattan at Flint Hills Discovery Center, Liebenthal at Pat’s Beef Jerky, McPherson at The Well,  Kingman at Mollie’s Attic, Hillsboro at Dale’s, Yoder at Yoder Meats, Wichita at The Spice Merchant, Plaid Giraffe, Great Harvest Bread and Cero’s Candy.  In Indiana in Middlebury at Murphy’s Guest House and in Shipshewana at Menno-hof.  In Minnesota in  Mountain Lake at Matchless Gift and Floral.