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  •   90% would make this again
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Rolled Swedish ginger cookies. Also known as Pepparnotter in Sweden, Pebernodder in Denmark, and Pepperkaker in Norway.

4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/3 cups sugar
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/3 cup water
7/8 cup butter
1 tablespoon orange zest -- grated
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 tablespoon ginger
1/2 tablespoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons ground cardamom
2 teaspoons baking soda

Boil sugar, syrup, and water in a small saucepan. Put the butter and spices in a large mixing bowl. Pour in the hot sugar mixture. Stir until butter has melted. Cool. Stir together baking soda and flour. Mix all ingredients toether to make a smooth dough. Cover and let stand overnight. Roll out one portion of the dough at a time, with a light touch. Cut out shapes from the dough with cookie cutters. Place the cookies on cold, greased cookie sheets. Bake the cookies at 400F for 5-8 minutes in the center of the oven. Check often, as they burn easily.

Note: Alternate spellings: pepperkakor, pepperkaka, pepparkakor, pepparkaka

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Reviews of Pepperkakor:

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  A cookie baker in USA  Nov 27, 2009
Would make this again.
Very good. So easy and taste good. I can't believe anyone who wouldn't like them. 5 stars

  Fifi in Scotland  Nov 28, 2006
Would make this again.
Pepperkakor are simply the best - went I lived in Sweden we used to eat them lots. They remind me of those days. Fab 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Chile  Nov 14, 2006
Would make this again.
I tasted this cookies when I was a child, and they are the best! Try them, I'm sure you'll like it. 5 stars

  heather in california  Nov 6, 2006
Would not make this again.
i made a report on sweden and showed everybody these cookies and people took one bite and threw it in the trash it was imbarising 2 stars

  F Green in UK  Jun 16, 2003
Would make this again.
Mmm, pepperkakor, perfect for curing my swedish home-sickness! Yumm! It's not possible to score any lower, definatly a 5! 5 stars

  Elsie Nye in Colorado Springs  Dec 8, 2002
Would make this again.
Great recipe. The additon of cardamon and orange peel is a twist on what I remember from my Swedish youth. It is reminiscent of traditonal limpa bread, a Christmas favorite. 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Chicago  Dec 4, 2002
Would not make this again.
These cookies were very interesting. Pay close attention to the directions, for they do burn easily (mine did). The not-so-burned cookies we flavorful, but not a favorite of mine. 3 stars

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