Recipe: Pepparkakor, Swedish Christmas cookies

Christmas Cookies
December 10, 2009

The Christmas holiday mania overwhelmed me many weeks ago, so our tree is ready since November, I've already bought so many toys and sweets that I can't put them all under the tree, and I'm also cooking and trying many Christmas recipes.

This is my first one, a recipe of ginger cookies from Sweden. They can be stored in a jar... but will disappear very soon.

Pepparkakor, Swedish Christmas cookies

Pepparkakor, Swedish Christmas cookies

250g all-purpose flour
100g cane-sugar
50g sugar
1 tbsp baker's ammonia
1 tbsp fresh minced ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
4 cloves
75g butter
1 egg
2 tbsp honey
more flour

Mix the flour with baker's ammonia, sugar, cane-sugar and cinnamon.
Add the beaten egg, melted butter, minced ginger and cloves.
Heat the honey with a spoonful of water and add to the dough, knead and put in the refrigerator for an hour.
Roll the dough out 3mm thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut round shape discs.
Put the cookies on a buttered baking pan and bake in preheated 180° C (356 F) oven 8-10 minutes.
Repeat with the remaining dough.

GingerbreadmenAnother Christmas cookies recipe:


This is my contribution for Sugar High Fridays, a monthly event handled by The Domestic Goddess, this month hosted by Cherrapeno.

These cookies goes also to Eat Christmas Cookies and to BBD#25 - Baking under the tree.
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Author: Joanne (URL)

Wow do these look good! Like little buttons of spice heaven. Those Swedes know how to make their cookies, that s for sure.

Author: cinzia (URL)

grazie per i biscotti, graziana, sono tra i miei preferiti! puoi seguire il round up in continuo aggiornamento sul mio blog.
un caro augurio natalizio anche a te!

Author: Nicisme (URL)

Your cookies look absolutely fabulous! I would love to have a few of those right about now.
Thanks so much for your SHF entry!

Author: susan from food blogga (URL)

I agree. These cookies won t last long! Thank you for sharing them with us. :)

Author: Neko

Anche questi sembrano fantastici, mi sta venendo voglia di farli per la mia cena del 24 ^_^
Non conosco l ammoniaca per dolci è assolutamente necessaria o va bene anche un altro agente lievitante (tipo il bicarbonato)? E soprattutto...dove la vendono? Scusa l ignoranza, sono una spignattatrice alle prime armi :D

Author: Graziana

ciao neko, scusa se ti rispondo solo ora ma le feste sono sempre un periodo un po particolare! l ammoniaca per dolci si compra nelle drogherie ben fornite. per quanto riguarda la mia esperienza l ammoniaca rende i biscotti molto più leggeri rispetto al lievito istantaneo, ma non ho mai provato con il bicarbonato.

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