Pepparkahar (Norwegian gingerbread cookies)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 92
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 45.1
  • Total Fat: 1.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.0 mg
  • Sodium: 51.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 0.5 g

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One of my favorite recipes from my great-grandma's book. One of my favorite recipes from my great-grandma's book.
Number of Servings: 92


    1 1/2 c. sugar
    1 c. butter, softened
    2 Tbsp. water or milk
    3 Tbsp. treacle
    1 egg
    3 1/4 c. flour
    2 tsp. baking soda
    2 tsp. cinnamon
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1 1/2 tsp. ginger
    1 tsp. cloves
    1/2 tsp. cardamom seeds (optional)


Preheat oven to 350˚F. Combine sugar, butter, water, treacle and egg in a large bowl. Blend well. Mix all remaining ingredients in another bowl, then add gradually to wet mixture until blended thoroughly. Divede dough into thirds. Place two thirds, wrapped in plastic, in refrigerator. Roll remaining third to approx. 1/8 in. thickness and cut out your favorite shapes. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Roll out the next third and do the same until all dough has been cut and placed on sheets. Bake 7-10 minutes or until “set.” Immediately remove cookies from sheets (or they will quickly become irremovable) and place on cooling racks. Frost as you wish.
Makes 84-96 cookies.

Number of Servings: 92

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user FRANCLYN.

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These were amazingly good! We only got 73 cookies out of the recipe, but had the dough been rolled out a little more expertly (ie, not by my 3 year old!) we would have gotten close to the full amount. They are yummy, easy and perfect with a cup of coffee. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe! - 12/11/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    THANK YOU!!! I have been looking for this cookie since it became a running plot point on "As The World Turns". I did make 2 alterations: Splenda over sugar & tub yogart spread over butter. It still works??? - 6/8/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Makes my mouth water, just reading the recipe. Mmmmmn. - 12/16/10

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It is also traditional to put an almond sliver on each cookie before baking. - 12/16/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I am going to try this recipe this week. Will comment later on results - 12/6/08

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