Swedish Ginger Cookies( pepparkakor)


I’m in love with these cookies!

They are flavorful and crunchy and PERFECT!

I do not remember where I got the recipe- if you recognize them from

your blog let me know.  I’d like to thank you profusely for sharing the recipe!

I have a log in the refrigerator and I’ve been making a dozen a day.
If I made more, I’d eat more.

Here’s a great recipe for wonderful tea cookies!


1 1/2 sticks butter

1 cup brown sugar

3 TBS molasses

1 TBS hot strong coffee

2 3/4 cups plain flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp ground cloves

1 tsp ground cardamom

2 tsps ground ginger

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

1/4 cup chopped candied ginger peel


Cream together butter and sugar, add coffee and molasses, and

mix well.  Sift dry ingredients together and add to wet mixture.

Stir together until you have a smooth soft dough.  Knead  3 times

on lightly floured surface. 

Refrigerate covered for at least 1 hour.

Either make into a roll and slice or roll out thin and cut into


Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes and cool on wire rack.


Careful- they are addictive!

5 thoughts on “Swedish Ginger Cookies( pepparkakor)

  1. I’ve never had these with peel in, but they sound delicious and the spice mix sounds like the ones I know from Sweden. Completely addictive – and I might just have to rustle up a batch, except I’m not supposed to be baking more than once a week with sugar right now ;(

  2. I just remembered that I got this recipe from a book that Willow has and she had tweaked it a bit (hence the ginger peel, I think, Joanna!)
    I’m making up the last of the batch today and will have to whip up another one real soon! They really are addicting!

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