Pepparkakor I

Pepparkakor I


"A traditional Swedish Christmas recipe, they are crispy, brown, and delicious plain or decorated. Different from your everyday gingersnap!"
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servings 66 cals
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Original recipe yields 60 servings



  • Calories:
  • 66 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 2.2 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.8g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 62 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Place butter in a large, heatproof bowl. In a medium saucepan, heat brown sugar, molasses and spices just to boiling point. Add baking soda and stir in. Pour this mixture over the butter and stir until it melts.
  2. Beat egg and mix in; add flour, a cup at a time, and blend thoroughly. Turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead 1-2 minutes. Wrap in waxed paper and chill until firm (about an hour).
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C).
  4. Roll out to approximately 1/8 inch thickness on a lightly floured board and cut into desired shapes. Place on greased baking sheets and bake for 8 - 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from sheets and cool on racks; may be decorated with piped icing or whatever else you like!



I live in Sweden, and gave this recipe to my daughter in the states. She said that they were definately not like the swedish pepparkakor we bake in Sweden. This recipe has less spices and more...

the very best pepparkakor recipe i have found. it rolls very easily. the only thing i would change is the amount of spices - i would almost double everything - the cinnamon, ginger, cloves. i al...

5 cups of flour? It seemed like too much. The "dough" was more like sand and you can't roll out sand, as the recipe instructs. Another recipe for pepparkakor calls for 3-1/2 c. flour which see...

I made this recipe because it sounded close to an original I have from a Swedish friend. However, the dough was very hard to work with, it was too wet. The cookies turned out okay, but even tho...

This recipe is just great! I used cane molasses and just had to add a little flour, but it was really easy to roll out thin and cut. The flavour is fantastic: just the right amount of spices to ...