Icelandic Pepper Cookies37 Reviews
“These cookies are baked for Christmas in every home in Iceland.” - by Gudny Bjorg Kjaerbo
Original recipe yields 3 dozen
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Stir in corn syrup and eggs; cream well. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and pepper. Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture, and mix until smooth. Refrigerate dough over night.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out cookies with a 2 inch round cookie cutter. Place at least 1 inch apart on cookie sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven.
Amount Per Serving (18 total)
- 289 cal
- 13.5 g
- 40.9 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (37)Rate This Recipe
"This is my 18 year old son's absolute favourite cookie recipe. I note that the recipe has changed from 1 cup corn syrup to 3/4 cu syrup since I first printed it. This works better. The dough is sti..." See morecky. Instead of rolling it, I drop it from a small scoop. It spreads into a nice circle. Much easier as well."
"I loved these cookies and so did the people who tried them. The spices are great, though I don't understand why they're called pepper cookies as there is barely any pepper nor can I taste the pepper. ..." See moreI will definitely make these again. Modifications: As someone else suggested, I added about 1/4 cup additional flour. Also, since I hate rolling out dough, I rolled the cookies into balls and then flattened them with the bottom of a glass (another helpful suggestion I found here!) However, instead of using flour to make the glass not stick, I used a bit of water - so that the cookies wouldn't be tougher with added flour. It suggested to bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes I think, but I found that about 14 minutes was perfect for me."
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