Norway's Best Pepper Cookies...Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

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Here's another recipe for our 'USA State Recipes Group'. is NOT my recipe nor is it my pic...all credit goes to Karen.

By: Karen Nacke
"This recipe is from the Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Cookies and recipes were handed out at a cultural event that my family attended a few years ago. All Norwegian homes "must" serve at least 7 kinds of cookies at Christmas. This recipe is different from other pepperkaker recipes on this web site because it calls for cream and does not use eggs. So it's great for any who can't eat eggs. Enjoy!"

P.S. If you are wary of a cookie containing pepper, don't be! These are unique and delicious.


★★★★☆ 4 votes

approx. 30 cookies


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  • 1 1/8 c
  • 1 c
    white sugar
  • 1/4 c
    heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 3 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder

How to Make Norway's Best Pepper Cookies...Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C.


  1. Cream together the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy.
    Stir in the cream.
    Add the baking soda and little water (no more than 2 tablespoons) to the butter mixture.
  2. Sift the spices, baking powder and flour into the butter mixture.
    Blend until a nice dough is formed.
    Roll dough into sausages about 2-1/2 inches in diameter wrap tightly and let dough chill thoroughly.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 dF (190 degrees C).
    Remove chilled dough and cut into thin slices.
    Bake on a lightly greased cookie sheet for 6 to 8 minutes.
    Let cookies cool on wire rack.
  4. Serving size: 1 cookie
    Calories: 144; Total Fat: 7.8g; Cholesterol: 21mg;
    Sodium: 108mg; Total Carbs: 17.3g; Dietary Fiber: 0.5g; Protein: 1.5g;
    ** Sugars 6.7g
    ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

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About Norway's Best Pepper Cookies...Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Scandinavian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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