Peppernotter (Scandinavian Christmas Cookies) Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Peppernotter (Scandinavian Christmas Cookies) Recipe
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Peppernotter (Scandinavian Christmas Cookies)

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"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!"

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen cookies Change Servings
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  • PREP

    45 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 20 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease several baking sheets.
  2. Beat the eggs, white sugar, and brown sugar in a bowl until the sugar has dissolved, then beat in lemon juice, almonds, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, allspice, and cloves until thoroughly combined. Mix in flour to make a sticky dough.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a well-floured work surface, and knead the dough 1 to 2 minutes, adding more flour if needed, to make a smooth, workable dough. Pinch off pieces of dough and roll them into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter, and place the balls on the prepared baking sheets at least 1 inch apart.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cookie comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Remove from sheets immediately to cooling racks to prevent cookies from getting too hard.
  5. Stir together confectioners' sugar and water to make a glaze, and drizzle each cookie while slightly warm with about 1/2 teaspoon, spreading it around the top of the cookie.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 03, 2011

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!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 28, 2010

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.

 

11 Ratings

Dec 28, 2010

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.

 
Feb 11, 2010

Good, but not as flavorful as I had hoped!

 
Dec 18, 2009

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.

 
Dec 21, 2010

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.

 
Dec 24, 2009

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.

 
Oct 13, 2013

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

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 72 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 15 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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