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

Straws Kitchen(*o *)


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


  • 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.

Printable Recipe Card

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

Show 29 Comments & Reviews

20 Tailgating at Home Recipes

20 Tailgating at Home Recipes

Game day is different this year. Most fans cannot gather in the parking lot before the game to enjoy food (and some friendly trash talk) with friends and family. Even though watching the team in person may not be an option for everyone, we can still cheer them on from home – and enjoy ALL […]

Versatile Chicken Dinner Ideas

Versatile Chicken Dinner Ideas

Many times I’ll get asked what’s for dinner and when I answer chicken I get an eye roll in response. Chicken for dinner gets a bad rap. To me, chicken never gets old. I think it’s quite adaptable. It can be flavorful and anything but boring. Dee Robinson’s (Quitman, GA) Chicken Bites With Honey Mustard […]

23 Honey Recipes to Make ASAP

23 Honey Recipes to Make ASAP

We love the sweet addition honey adds to our favorite recipes. Honey has the power to balance out spice, upgrade our favorite bread recipes, sweeten up ham, and take fried chicken to a whole new level – honey is your new favorite condiment. Scroll down for some inspired honey dishes that are sure to sing […]