Grandma's Pepparkakor ~ Swedish Spice Cookies
I'm the only one that has carried on the tradition. My brothers in-law only get these little gems when I make them!
How to Make Grandma's Pepparkakor ~ Swedish Spice Cookies
- 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.
- 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.
- **** Not stated in Grandma's directions, YOU KEEP ROLLING ALL YOUR TRIMMINGS, UNTIL ALL THE DOUGH IS GONE! It's a labor of love!