Mormor Bengtsson’s Pepparkakkor

A Plan

A Plan

Hattie and Amelia have a plan…

Weather

Weather

…the sideways rain, hail, wind and cold are not deterrents.

Hive of activity

Hive of activity

Hattie and Amelia make a good team…

Rolling

Rolling

Hattie rolled out the dough…

cookie cutting

cookie cutting

Amelia cut out the gingerbread persons…

M-m-m

M-m-m

…and they both did the quality-control testing!

Grandma’s Pepparkakkor recipe:

1 cup soft unsalted butter, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1 egg, 1 Tablespoon Orange zest, 1 Tablespoons dark corn syrup, 1 Tablespoon water.

Mix these together starting with butter and sugar, and adding the rest in order given.

3 1/2 cups white flour, 2 teaspoons baking soda, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1 teaspoon powdered ginger, 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves.

In another bowl, mix  these together.

Mix the dry into the wet.

Roll with a rolling pin to about 1/8 inch thickness and cut with cooky-cutters.

Bake in a slow oven (ca. 325 degrees F) for about 8 – 10 minutes.

My Grandmother made these every year!

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11 thoughts on “Mormor Bengtsson’s Pepparkakkor

  1. Hattie and Amelia do make a wonderful team. They both have smiles that portray their happiness in their projects. That tiny rolling pin, cookie sheet, and those amazing baked cookies in the cookie jar are Hitty perfection.

    • They are Happy! They might have turned into firewood, or piece of furniture, and instead they get to be dolls! Making cookies is a bonus!!! It is fun to find little things for Hitty – my “Hitty-eye” is ever on high alert…and I have a collaborator in our favourite photographer, who created the wee cooky sheet out of a leftover scrap of copper weather-stripping.

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