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    Pepparkakor (Swedish Ginger Cookies)

    Pepparkakor (Swedish Ginger Cookies). Photo by Dalloway

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    38 mins

    30 mins

    8 mins

    Dalloway's Note:

    This is a recipe for traditional Swedish ginger snaps, originally from a family friend of my grandmother. Our family makes these cookies every year for our Christmas Eve celebration. They are traditionally cut into heart shapes, but we experiment with flowers, angels, bells, stars, etc. Note: requires overnight refrigeration.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 15-20

    Yield:

    cookies

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Melt margarine or butter in a saucepan over low heat. Slowly stir in the sugar, syrup and spices. Let cool.
    2. 2
      In a large bowl, mix together baking soda and water. Add egg and beat well.
    3. 3
      Stir in flour and margarine mixture. Mix well.
    4. 4
      Refrigerate overnight.
    5. 5
      Roll out on a well-floured surface until very thin. Cut into desired shapes and place on a greased cookie sheet.
    6. 6
      Bake at 350 degrees F for 6 to 8 minutes, or until golden brown.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 21, 2008

      55

      I always buy a tin of these from World Market every year. I had never thought of making them myself. A friend mentioned she had the recipe somewhere, but I decided to find it myself. I thoroughly enjoyed baking these! Just the right amount of sweet and ginger without being too overpowering. I will make these every year for sure.

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    • on December 22, 2007

      45

      These cookies have a wonderful flavor. The dough was quite difficult to work with. It was very wet and sticky. I rolled them out between wax paper right on the cookie sheet so I didn't have to move them. It helped a lot. They came out very thin, crispy, and flavorful. Thanks for a ver different and fun recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Pepparkakor (Swedish Ginger Cookies)

    Serving Size: 1 (58 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 15

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 305.7
     
    Calories from Fat 116
    38%
    Total Fat 12.9 g
    19%
    Saturated Fat 7.9 g
    39%
    Cholesterol 46.6 mg
    15%
    Sodium 267.8 mg
    11%
    Total Carbohydrate 44.9 g
    14%
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    4%
    Sugars 16.5 g
    66%
    Protein 3.6 g
    7%

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