Pepparkakor

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This dough is very sticky and hard to work with despite the long chilling time. The results are worth it, though. If you have trouble rolling the dough out, shape it into balls instead and flatten it with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 45 minutes

Makes: 36 cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 2 tsp. orange zest
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. cardamom

Directions

  • Cream butter, sugar, egg, corn syrup, orange juice, and orange zest.
  • Whisk dry ingredients together; stir into butter mixture until well blended.
  • Wrap tightly; allow to chill 1 day. During this time the flavors will mellow and the finished cookies will be much better.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  • Roll chilled dough out to ⅛" thickness on a floured surface. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Bake 8–10 minutes. Cool 15 minutes; remove from baking sheets. Cool completely. Flavor develops as it is stored 1–2 days.

Recipe Information

Makes: 36 cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 2 tsp. orange zest
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. cardamom

Directions

  • Cream butter, sugar, egg, corn syrup, orange juice, and orange zest.
  • Whisk dry ingredients together; stir into butter mixture until well blended.
  • Wrap tightly; allow to chill 1 day. During this time the flavors will mellow and the finished cookies will be much better.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  • Roll chilled dough out to ⅛" thickness on a floured surface. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Bake 8–10 minutes. Cool 15 minutes; remove from baking sheets. Cool completely. Flavor develops as it is stored 1–2 days.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories90
Total Fat2.5g
Saturated Fat1.5g
Cholesterol10mg
Sodium75mg
Total Carbohydrate16g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars7g
Protein1g