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grandma's pepparkakor ~ swedish spice cookies

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Recipe by
Debbie Sue
Southwest, FL

This is a family favorite! Grandma always had plenty of cookies for Thanksgiving and Christmas. She was known for her Pepparkakor and Spritz. I'm the only one that has carried on the tradition. My brothers in-law only get these little gems when I make them!

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cook time 5 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For grandma's pepparkakor ~ swedish spice cookies

  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 lg
  • 3 Tbsp
    dark corn syrup
  • 3 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 3 tsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 2 tsp
    ginger, ground
  • 2 tsp
    clove, ground

How To Make grandma's pepparkakor ~ swedish spice cookies

  • 1
    GRANDMA'S DIRECTIONS Sift flour with soda and spices. Cream butter and sugar, add syrup and egg. Add dry ingredients. Mix until well blended. (form dough into a ball) Roll out thin, about 1/16 of an inch, on floured board, and cut into shapes. Bake at 400 degrees for about 5 minutes.
  • 2
    THIS IS WHAT WORKS FOR ME After the dough is formed into a ball, divide into 4 smaller balls, wrap in plastic wrap and chill for about 30 minutes or so. I also roll the dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper. Cut into shapes, pop the sheet into the freezer for a couple of minutes. It makes it easy to remove the cut outs from the parchment.
  • 3
    **** Not stated in Grandma's directions, YOU KEEP ROLLING ALL YOUR TRIMMINGS, UNTIL ALL THE DOUGH IS GONE! It's a labor of love!

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