Norway's Best Pepper Cookies

Norway's Best Pepper Cookies


"This recipe is from the Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Cookies and recipes were handed out at a cultural event that my family attended a few years ago. All Norwegian homes must serve at least 7 kinds of cookies at Christmas. This recipe is different from other pepperkaker recipes on this web site because it calls for cream and does not use eggs. So it's great for any who can't eat eggs. Enjoy!"


servings 144 cals
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Original recipe yields 30 servings



  • Calories:
  • 144 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 7.8 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.3g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 108 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cream together the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the cream. Add the baking soda and little water (no more than 2 tablespoons) to the butter mixture.
  2. Sift the spices, baking powder and flour into the butter mixture. Blend until a nice dough is formed. Roll dough into sausages about 2-1/2 inches in diameter wrap tightly and let dough chill thoroughly.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Remove chilled dough and cut into thin slices. Bake on a lightly greased cookie sheet for 6 to 8 minutes. Let cookies cool on wire rack.
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  1. 34 Ratings


I make no less than ten varieties of Norwegian cookies every Christmas, this is one of my very favorities. The recipe is very easy to follow, the cookies always come out perfect, and keep a long...

I liked these cookies. The dough was a bit crumbly after I took it out of the refrigerator, but they baked nicely. I liked the fact they aren't overly sweet. I made them over a week ago and they...

Love this cookie! Spicy, crisp, a little sweet and perfect with coffee or hot cocoa. Do slice thinly if you want a crispy crunch.

These were a nice change from super sweet cookies; they taste like spiced shortbread. Pretty easy cookie to make. The hardest part was making the dough log and keeping the cookies in a circle s...

A different little cookie but very good. You experience spicyness after your last bite. My child took this to school for Heritage day and even the kids liked them.

These were lovely, just enough of a different flavor to make them special

I really liked this cookie-- good tasting, easy to make, and a little different. I used coriander instead of cardamom (long story!) but next year for Christmas, I would like to make them as the...

My son had to make cookies for an around-the-world christmas party at school. These were surprisingly good!

A very good cookie. If naming this cookie to match the taste, it would be called a cardamon cookie, as this is the taste that comes through of all the spices. Very tasty