Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Swedish Pepparkakor

Swedish Pepparkakor

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From the kitchen of AnnMarie Nielsen

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
10 minutes
Tags: Fun to make with kids, Good for parties/potlucks

Ingredients

1 cup margarine
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons corn syrup
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cardamom (optional)
minced rind from 1 orange

Directions

  1. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Cream margarine and sugar. Add egg and corn syrup.

  3. Sift together dry ingredients, including orange rind. Add to creamed mixture.

  4. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate a few days.

  5. Roll out as thin as you can. Cut into shapes.

  6. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and decorate with colored sugar or sprinkles, if desired.

  7. They are especially good when sprinkled with "parlsocker" (pearl sugar).

  8. Bake for about 10 minutes, or just until the edges turn brown.


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