"Also known as Scandinavian Christmas Spice Cookies. These little cookies are sure to be a big hit in your home or at a party. I had to snap a picture quickly before my family ate them all!" — S. Sundt
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finely chopped almonds
ground black pepper
Always wanted to find a recipe like this! I omitted the black pepper and instead added 1/2 tsp white pepper instead, and also added 1/2 tsp salt. I rolled the cookies into balls, then in some raw sugar, flatted with a flat glass. Mmmm!
Cookies did not flatten out like picture shows, but I fixed this on my second batch by flattening the tops, and they were bland. I would recommend adding more spices for more flavor. Also make sure to wait until they are completely cooled before adding the glaze on top. Cookies were ok but I will not be making them again.
I agree with Tina, this turned out rather bland. Living in Europe, I tend to double the dose of anything 'spicy', in american recipes (as I did for this one), 2 and a half cups of flour would be better, I agree. I also triple the garlic for American recipes.
Good, but not as flavorful as I had hoped!
I made these for a cookie exchange party and my husband keeps eating them. He loves the spicy flavor. Super easy to make and it was nice that I had all the ingredients on hand.
This cookie did not spread out as pictured but instead stayed as round balls and very hard. I would use 2-2/12 cups of flour and increase all of the spices, almonds and lemon juice for a more flavorful cookie. I used all brand new spices and they turned out at best as mildly flavored. I was looking forward to the black pepper taste but it was lost in all that flour I think.
These turned out delicious! I love the spiciness as they go really well with tea and coffee. The only difference I'm gonna try next time is putting some jam in the middle. Like strawberry or black berry.
I make these for Xmas every year, along with other types of cookie. I usually add more pepper and more sugar-- to make them more sweet and more peppery
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Peppernotter (Scandinavian Christmas Cookies)
Serving Size: 1/48 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 48
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 10
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