Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 mins

These cookies are baked for Christmas in every home in Iceland.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Stir in corn syrup and eggs; cream well. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and pepper. Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture, and mix until smooth. Refrigerate dough over night.
  2. Preheat oven to 350ºF (175ºC).
  3. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out cookies with a 2-inch round cookie cutter. Place at least 1 inch apart on cookie sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven.
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I followed this recipe exactly and it did not work. The cookie dough never chilled enough to be rolled properly - with or without flour on the surface. I tried making them as drop cookies and they just spread out and stuck to the pan. The cookie "parts" that I was able to save tasted very greasy.

vglago December 02, 2014