Traditional Swedish Cookies
ila nguyen on December 15, 2014
This traditional Swedish cookie, called Pepperkakor, is what a holiday cookie is all about: sugar, spice, and everything nice! Not only do they taste great, but they look gorgeous on your Christmas tree as well. Simply tie on a ribbon and hang it on your evergreen.
Pepperkakor Makes about 4 dozen cookies
Boil sugar, molasses, and water in a small saucepan.
Place butter, orange peel, and spice mix in a large mixing bowl. Add hot sugar mixture and stir until completely incorporated.
In a smaller bowl, stir together baking soda, salt and flour. Add dry ingredients into the sugar mixture and mix until you get a smooth dough. Cover and let stand overnight.
Divide dough into 6-8 portions. Roll out cookie dough in between two sheets of parchment, until the center of the dough is about ⅛ inch thick. Cut out shapes from the dough with cookie cutters.
Place the cookies on a parchment covered cookie sheet. Bake the cookies at 350~400F for 5-8 minutes in the center of the oven, until the edges slightly turn brown. Let cool completely before eating.
This cookie is delicious as-is, but you can also use your favorite icing to decorate.