Baking Bible post: Pepparkakor

Can you say pepparkakor three times fast? I sound a little like a parrot when I do. Curious about the name, I Googled it and found that it sounds much nicer when pronounced by a native Swedish speaker than when I   attempt it. Here: pepparkakor.

Pepparkakor are peppery gingersnaps. Luckily for me I read this recipe through a week before I was planning to make them, so I knew to save the cardboard from a  paper towel roll to use as a mold.

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And of course, the all-important freshly ground pepper:

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After that, everything came together nicely. I particularly like the way the molasses looks being added to the butter.

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Here’s the dough going from mixer (see those ribbons of molasses top left? yum!) to a log ready to be wrapped up and frozen in a cardboard tube. It was hard, wrapping the dough up and leaving it in the freezer overnight before baking any of it! But I was sure it would be worth the wait.

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cookies ready to bake
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and ready to eat!

And they were.

One last note; I made granola while my cookie dough was chilling. By chance I’d decided on ginger granola. Pro tip; crumbled pepparkakors make a great addition!

6 thoughts on “Baking Bible post: Pepparkakor”

  1. Wow, Rachel, thanks so much for the link to the audio pronunciation! Great tip! Your cookies look great. I made a double batch–one regular and one the spicy variation. I really love these cookies. I hope you will find a minute to stop by my blog and see my results. Michele at http://www.artfuloven.com

  2. I would have never guessed “pepparkakor” was such a melodious sounding word! Your cookies turned out wonderfully and I can only imagine how delicious added to granola.

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