Swedish Gingerbread Recipe - Pepparkakor

21 Dec 2015


Even though there's no real reason for not baking gingerbread all year round, I still keep it for Christmas time. I think that's what makes it more special. Like saving gingerbread, eggnog and Love Actually, right until December. So you get the full and good experience. 

You can make this gingerbread quite thin, so that it cooks hard and crunchy, more like the traditional Gingerbread, or you can have each cookie a bit thicker so that you have a softer cookie.
Both are delicious, and the option is yours. 

Ingredients

  • 150g of Butter
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup golden syrup
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 3 ½ cups plain flour

Method

  1. Melt butter and in a medium saucepan, combine with brown sugar, golden syrup and spices.
  2. Pour slightly cooled mixture into a large mixing bowl, add baking soda and stir.
  3. Beat the egg and add to mixture. Followed by flour, one cup at a time. Mix thoroughly until it becomes a dough.
  4. Refrigerate the dough for at least one hour, before rolling out. Refrigerating overnight is best, but not necessary. It helps to make the dough easier to work with.
  5. Preheat the oven to 170°C.
  6.  On a floured board, roll out the dough. Use cute cookie cutters to make nice cookie shapes. 
  7. Bake on a baking paper lined tray for 8-10 minutes.
  8. Cool and decorate as desired.

To decorate the big cookies I made cute accessories out of remaining dough once I cut out the gingerbread shapes. The recipe is actually pretty quick to put together as well. 
I hope you enjoy these cookies if you decide to give them a go! 
Have a good Christmas! xx



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11 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe!! These look delicious and super cute

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  2. Tegan, these are so adorable! I definitely love baking more festive things during the actual season itself to enjoy the full experience too!

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

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  3. These are so cute! Well done on the presentation and I bet they tasted amazing. I like my gingerbread softer like cookies, for some reason I prefer them that way. Lovely post and recipe! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

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  4. These look so delicious! I would definitely go for thicker ones so they're yummy and soft! Love those decorations too! Very cute

    Jordan | JordanCourtney

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  5. These are so fun! I think the holday season is the best time (and excuse!) to bake. Also, eggnog has my undying love, so there's that too.
    xx, Pia

    http://gymbagsandjetlags.com

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  6. these look so cute and arent as hard as I thought :D
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  7. They're so cute! Is it weird that I'm not actually a gingerbread fan? It looks and smells lovely but not a fan of the taste :'(

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

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  8. I really want to try this! I never ate anything with ginger in it (except lemonade but that doesn't really count, does it?). sadly, by popular demand, i was asked to bake regular chocolate chip cookies for the holidays, but i might try to downsize this recipe just so I can eat them in christmas!
    bian

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  9. They look so adorable with their little accessories and faces. I LOVE ginger bread - I tried to make some this year but I think I'd like to try again including gloves. Great tips hun :) xx

    Sophie Elizabeth
    www.popcornandglitter.co.uk

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  10. They look so adorable with their little accessories and faces. I LOVE ginger bread - I tried to make some this year but I think I'd like to try again including gloves. Great tips hun :) xx

    Sophie Elizabeth
    www.popcornandglitter.co.uk

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  11. I love gingerbread and gingerbread cookies but I've never made them before, I bet they taste so much better homemade.

    These look so delicious as well, I think gingerbread cookies can happily be eaten all year round- not just at Christmas!

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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