Traditional Swedish Cookies

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.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Cook Time: 14 hours

Serves: 4 dozen cookies


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 7/8 cup butter
  • 1 tbsp Organic Orange Peel 
  • 1 compact Organic Cake Spice
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt


  1. Boil sugar, molasses, and water in a small saucepan.
  2. Place butter, orange peel, and spice mix in a large mixing bowl. Add hot sugar mixture and stir until completely incorporated.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. This cookie is delicious as-is, but you can also use your favorite icing to decorate.

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