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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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  Karen in Las Vegas NV  Dec 10, 2015
Would make this again.
What an easy recipe, now for my subs...I used fresh squeezed oj in place of the water & molasses for the corn syrup, went a tad over on the spices & added about 3/4 teas. fresh ground white pepper...I also made just 1/2 the recipe...the raw dough is scrumptious.Will bake them in the morning, can't wait ;-) 5 stars

  Gary in Chelmsford  Aug 31, 2012
Would make this again.
I halved the recipe and used golden syrup and soft brown sugar. I also added a pinch of salt, as the butter was unsalted. I found it easier to roll the dough between two sheets of greaseproof paper. The biscuits remind me of Christmas nights in Stockholm 5 stars

  NMF  Dec 17, 2011
Would make this again.
I used honey instead of corn syrup. I used dark sugar and added a pinch of nutmeg. They came out really good. Lots of flavor, great smell, and not too much work really. 5 stars

  Kat in Scotland  Dec 7, 2010
Would make this again.
Corn syrup is not easy to get in the UK so I used golden syrup instead also when I went to the shop to get cardamom they didnít have any so I used ground nutmeg in equal parts. The cookies turned out well and were so yummy and gave me the taste of Norway and Christmas I had been craving. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will defiantly make these again. 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 11, 2009
Would make this again.
These foreign cookies are as tasty as foreign men. It took all my strength not to eat the dough as it sat overnight. Wonderful treat. 5 stars

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