Finnish Pepper Cookies - Piparkakut

READY IN: 9hrs 36mins
Recipe by Julesong

Traditional pepper cookies, in the Finnish way.

Top Review by Amy8888

Simply good. Not too sweet and easy to make and bake. I actually did not roll them out because I had to make a zillion and did not have the time. So I dropped them by rounded teaspoon and they were good...probably a litte softer than if they were rolled out, but all the flavors were still there. All the ingredients you heat up before adding the flour etc would make a great pancake, waffle or french toast syrup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan, combine the syrup, cinnamon, allspice, pepper, cloves, ginger, butter, and sugar, and bring it to a boil.
  2. Remove the mixture from the heat, transfer it into a bowl, and let cool.
  3. Stir in the egg, cream, soda, and flour; cover and place in the refrigerator and let chill overnight.
  4. When ready to make cookies, preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  5. Roll the dough out very thin, using about 1/2 cup of the dough at a time and cut it into your desired shapes.
  6. Lightly grease a cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes until the cookies are lightly brown, crisp but not too dark.
  7. Recipe makes about 8 dozen 2-inch cookies.

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