Mom's Pepparkakor Swedish Gingerbread Cookies

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 10 mins

We have eaten these cookies for years and they are my favorite.


  1. Cream 1 cup shortening and granulated sugar. Beat in molasses,egg and vinegar. Stir flour with ginger, soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt; blend into batter. Chill 3 hours. On lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8 -inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Place 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 5 to 6 minutes. Cool slightly then remove cookies to rack and cool thoroughly.