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Norwegian Pepperkaker

Pepperkaker are perfect for shipping. They will last stored in tins for weeks. The flavor lasts as long as the cookie.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Norwegian Pepperkaker, Norwegian Pepperkaker recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill 8 hours
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 77 kcal
Author Janet Barton


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark corn syrup or golden syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter 1 stick
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoons cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. In a small saucepan add sugar, corn syrup, butter and vinegar to a simmer.  Remove from heat and pour into a large mixing bowl.  Set aside to cool for 5-10 minutes.

  2. Mix in egg. Sift together the flour, soda, pepper, ginger, cloves and cinnamon. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.

  3. Once dough has chilled, roll dough very thing on a floured surface. Cut into any desired shapes. Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for 7-8 minutes. Remove cookies from baking sheet immediately and allow to cool. Store in airtight tins.

Nutrition Facts
Norwegian Pepperkaker
Amount Per Serving
Calories 77 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 31mg1%
Potassium 12mg0%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 85IU2%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.