Swedish Pepparkakor

Swedish Pepparkakor Recipe

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A traditional Swedish cookie with a coffee surprise.


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makes approx. 2 dozen depending upon size of cutter
20 Min
10 Min


  • 1/2 c
    white sugar
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    butter/shortening, mixed (do not use margarine)
  • 1
  • 1/2 c
    molasses or dark corn syrup
  • 1/4 c
    strong coffee
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    ground ginger
  • ·
    pinch salt
  • 3-4 c
    flour (enough to roll)

How to Make Swedish Pepparkakor


  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together sugars and butter/shortening mixture. Blend in egg, molasses or corn syrup and coffee. Sift together soda, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, salt and 3 cups of flour. Combine to form dough, adding more flour if necessary.
  2. Refrigerate until firm. Roll thin; use cookie cutter to cut shapes and bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.

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About Swedish Pepparkakor

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Scandinavian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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