This is a guest blog from one of our Swedish Sisters
This year, it was possible to make these Swedish pepparkakor cookies a little earlier than usual. It makes me happy, and helps me remember for a moment where I came from, and that God is in charge of all the little things in our lives. It is my great-grandmother’s recipe from Tidaholm, Sweden. I don’t know why it is that cookies have become a tradition around the season of Christmas in particular, except for the fact of celebrating the most important birthday of all!! But these little cookies, for me, have always been a part of that celebration, with their trinity of spices that scent the kitchen when baked . . cinnamon, cloves and ginger. Not to mention, the smiles that come to people’s faces every single time!
CHANGE SERVING SIZEdozen
COOK TIME5mins per pan
- 1/2 lb butter
- 1 eggs
- 1 Tbsp Lyle's golden syrup (or dark karo syrup)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp ground cloves
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- decorative sprinkles, if desired
- Mix in order given and roll out very thin. You will need more flour as you roll them. Use a pastry cloth and a covered rolling pin.
- Cut into shapes, sprinkle with toppings if desired, and bake at 350 degrees for 4 min (time varies with thickness of dough). Makes up to 12 doz. cookies.
Wishing you a blessed New Year from our home to yours!
The Gourmet Nuns