Piparkakut - Finnish Ginger Cookies

Recipe by Kim D.
READY IN: 12hrs 30mins
YIELD: 3 dozen




  • Combine butter, sugar, corn syrup and spices in a saucepan.
  • Over low-medium heat, stir ingredients constantly until ingredients look like they are about to boil.
  • Remove from heat and transfer to a mixing bowl.
  • Allow sugar mixture to cool to room temperature.
  • Stirring occasionally might help speed up this process.
  • Stir eggs into cooled sugar mixture.
  • Sift flour and baking soda together and add to sugar mixture.
  • Mix well.
  • Roll dough into a ball.
  • Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 8-12 hours or overnight.
  • Split dough into 2 parts; Roll dough about 1/4-inch thick on a clean, floured surface.
  • Cut into desired shapes.
  • Bake in preheated oven at 350°F for about 10-15 minutes, or until firm to the touch.
  • Cookies can be left plain, or decorated with pipped icing.
  • NOTE: This makes a crisp cookie, if a softer cookie is desired you may substitute brown sugar for the granulated sugar.