Swedish Pepparkakor (Gingerbread cookies)- Classic Recipe


Classic Swedish Pepparkakor Recipe

Here is a simple recipe for homemade pepparkakor (gingerbread cookie) dough. It’s ready in about 10 minutes and the pepparkakor cookies are crispy and christmassy.

Pro tip: Make things easier and chill the dough before you start to roll it out. After you cut out your perfect little heart shapes or gingerbread men place them on a cold plate to ensure that they do not stick and remember the thinner the pepparkakor cookies, the more crispy they become.

All the ingredients you need:

150 g butter

2.5 dl of sugar

0.5 dl sugar syrup

1 dl water

0.5 tablespoons ginger powder

0.5 tbsp clove powder

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon powdered cardamom

0.5 tbsp bicarbonate

7.5 dl flour


Stir butter, sugar and syrup until mixture is smooth.

Add water, spices, bicarbonate and flour to a smooth pepparkakor dough. Place it in the fridge overnight.

Put the oven at 225 degrees.

Roll out a small portion of dough very thin and cut out shapes. Bake for about 5 minutes. Let them cool on the plate.