Frosted Pepparkakor

Frosted Pepparkakor
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2 Reviews
These molasses based cookies from Sweden can be cut into a variety of shapes, but the heart is the most traditional. Piped white icing adds a festive touch.
1:30
Prep Time
3:05
Total Time
72 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

1/2 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup
light molasses
2 cups
all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon
salt
1/2 teaspoon
baking soda
1/2 teaspoon
ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon
ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon
ground nutmeg

Icing

1 1/4 cups
sifted powdered sugar
1 tablespoon
meringue powder
2 tablespoons
warm water
1/4 teaspoon
cream of tartar

Directions

  1. Combine brown sugar, butter and molasses in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add flour, salt, baking soda and spices; beat at low speed until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
  2. Heat oven to 375°F.
  3. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/16-inch thickness. Cut with 2- to 2 1/2-inch heart-shaped cutter. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 5-7 minutes or until set. Cool completely.
  4. Combine all icing ingredients in bowl. Beat at low speed until moistened. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until stiff and glossy. Add additional warm water if too stiff. Decorate cooled cookies with icing, as desired.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
45
Cholesterol
<5mg
Carbohydrates
8g
Protein
<1g
Fat
1.5g
Sodium
40mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

I baked a trail batch to see if this would be a good cookie to add to the cookie plate at Christmas, and my boyfriend, who doesn't normally have a sweet tooth, would not stop eating them. They are VERY good, and will definitely make the plate. (they seemed to get better throughout the day.)

Rating

Very close to what I remember. These are great for making ornaments, but they do not keep crisp for more than a day or so but I am in humid florida, so may work better in a drier climate.

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