Peppernotter (Scandinavian Christmas Cookies)

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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!

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Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • ¾ cup brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • cup finely chopped almonds (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 2 teaspoons water

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease several baking sheets.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

72 Calories
1g Fat
14g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 72
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 27mg 1%

* 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.