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A popular Swedish Christmas cookie, these thin and crispy ginger cookies are easy to make and perfect for Holiday gifts!


  • ⅔ cup packed brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¾ tablespoon baking soda
  • ⅔ cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C).

2. In a medium saucepan, heat brown sugar, molasses and spices just to boiling point. Add baking soda and stir in.

3. Pour this mixture over the butter in a large, heatproof bowl and stir until it melts.

4. Beat egg and mix into the molasses mixture; add flour, a cup at a time, and blend thoroughly to form a soft dough.

5. Turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead 1-2 minutes; wrap in waxed paper or plastic wrap and chill until firm (about an hour).

6 Roll out dough on a lightly floured board to approximately 1/8 inch thickness; cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters or knives 7 Place cookies on greased baking sheets close together; bake for 8 – 10 minutes until golden brown around the edges but still pale in the center when removed from oven. Cool on racks

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 107
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated fat: 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 16 mg
  • Sodium: 89 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 18 g
  • Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Sugar : 10.1g
  • Protein 1.3
Pepparkakor I
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