Peppernotter (Scandinavian Christmas Cookies)9 Reviews
- Prep: 45 min
- Cook: 25 min
- Ready In: 1 hr 20 min
“Also known as Scandinavian Christmas Spice Cookies. These little cookies are sure to be a big hit in your home or at a party. I had to snap a picture quickly before my family ate them all!” - by S. Sundt
Original recipe yields 4 dozen cookies
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease several baking sheets.
- Beat the eggs, white sugar, and brown sugar in a bowl until the sugar has dissolved, then beat in lemon juice, almonds, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, allspice, and cloves until thoroughly combined. Mix in flour to make a sticky dough.
- Turn the dough out onto a well-floured work surface, and knead the dough 1 to 2 minutes, adding more flour if needed, to make a smooth, workable dough. Pinch off pieces of dough and roll them into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter, and place the balls on the prepared baking sheets at least 1 inch apart.
- Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cookie comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Remove from sheets immediately to cooling racks to prevent cookies from getting too hard.
- Stir together confectioners' sugar and water to make a glaze, and drizzle each cookie while slightly warm with about 1/2 teaspoon, spreading it around the top of the cookie.
Amount Per Serving (48 total)
- 72 cal
- 1.1 g
- 14.4 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (9)Rate This Recipe
"Cookies did not flatten out like picture shows, but I fixed this on my second batch by flattening the tops, and they were bland. I would recommend adding more spices for more flavor. Also make sure to..." See more wait until they are completely cooled before adding the glaze on top. Cookies were ok but I will not be making them again."
"I agree with Tina, this turned out rather bland. Living in Europe, I tend to double the dose of anything 'spicy', in american recipes (as I did for this one), 2 and a half cups of flour would be bette..." See morer, I agree. I also triple the garlic for American recipes."
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