Icelandic Pepper Cookies

Icelandic Pepper Cookies

38 Reviews 2 Pics
Gudny Bjorg Kjaerbo
Recipe by  Gudny Bjorg Kjaerbo

“These cookies are baked for Christmas in every home in Iceland.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 3 dozen

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Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. 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.

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Reviews (38)

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drangey
38

drangey

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 sticky. Instead of rolling it, I drop it from a small scoop. It spreads into a nice circle. Much easier as well.

evoleschre
28

evoleschre

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. I 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.

EBLIZZARD
17

EBLIZZARD

These are great cookies! The dough was sticky but after having it in the fridge overnight and rolling with flour it wasn't bad. Tastes sort of like a mild gingerbread with a peppery kick. I will definitely be making these at Christmas (served with a little mulled wine)

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (18 total)

  • Calories
  • 289 cal
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 13.5 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs
  • 40.9 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 281 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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