Norway's Best Pepper Cookies

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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!

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Servings:
30
Yield:
5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 ⅛ cups butter

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cardamom

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Directions

  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

144 Calories
8g Fat
17g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 144
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 108mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 21mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.