Swedish Thin Gingerbread Cookies – Hemgjorda Pepparkakor

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Here comes a recipe that symbolizes Christmas for me more than most things. Gingerbread cookies are incredibly delicious, but I must admit I usually stick to the store-bought dough. This year, we’re not celebrating Christmas in Stockholm, which requires some creativity. This might not be the most creative recipe, and I know that many of you probably make your own dough each year, but for us, it was a first! Make it today, and start Christmas Eve off by baking some delicious, crisp, gingerbread cookies in the morning! On the picture above, you see me and my lovely co-baker of the day, Alexandra.

Recipe / Recept 

1 cup brown sugar 

1/3 cup of water / 0.75 dl vatten

1/3 cup of corn syrup (half white, half dark) / 0.75 dl sirap

150 g of butter / 150 g smör 

1.5 tbsp of cinnamon / 1.5 msk kanel

1.5 tbsp of ginger / 1.5 msk ingefära

1 tsp of ground cloves / 1 tsk kryddnejlika 

1.5 tsp of baking soda / 1.5 tsk bikarbonat

2.9 cups of flour / 7 dl mjöl 

1. Bring sugar, water and syrup to boil. / Koka upp socker, vatten och sirap.

2. Take of the heat and stir in the butter. / Ta bort från värmen och rör i smöret.

3. Mix in all other ingredients. / Blanda i alla andra ingredienser.

4. Wrap the dough in plastic foil. / Vira in degen i plastfolie.

5. Let sit in the fridge for 8 hours or over night. / Låt stå i kylen i 8 timmar eller över natten.

6. Preheat the oven to 340 F. / Sätt ugnen på 175 grader.

7. Roll out the dough super thin, make sure you sprinkle the surface you’re baking on with plenty of flour. / Kavla ut degen, se till att ytan du bakar på är strödd med mjöl.

8. Push out different patterns with molds. / Tryck ut olika kakor med formar.

9. Bake for about 6 min or until a little brown on top. / Grädda i ca 6 min eller tills kakorna är lite bruna på toppen.

10. Let cool. / Låt svalna.

11. Done! / Klart!

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Gingersnaps with Blue Cheese – Pepparkakor med “Blue Cheese”

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In Sweden we celebrate Christmas on the 24th. That means that today is the day before Christmas…. Here comes a little suggestion for a fun gingersnap cookie appetizer. This goes best with the type of Swedish Gingersnaps that you can buy in the store. They’re called “Annas” and is thinner and not as spicy as traditional gingersnaps. Now matter which cookies you choose, put a little bit of blue cheese on, a small walnut, and a red currant berry on. This is delicious and fun, and a flavor combination that never goes wrong!

Recipe / Recept

Gingersnaps / Pepparkakor

Blue Cheese / Grönmögelost 

Walnuts / Valnötter

Red Currants / Röda Vinbär 

1. Start with putting a little blue cheese on the cookie. / Börja med att lägga lite ost på varje pepparkaka.

2. Crack the walnuts in small pieces, top every cookie with a little walnut piece and a berry. / Dela valnötterna i små bitar. Toppa varje pepparkaka med en liten valnötsbit och ett bär.

3. Done! / Klart!

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