Puppe Swedish Pepparkakor Cookies

cuisine nordic
difficulty Simple
makes 48 cookies
season Fall & Winter


1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed 1 egg 3 cups flour 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Put butter, sugar, brown sugar, molasses, and egg into the bowl of a standard electric mixer.
  2. Mix at low speed for 30 seconds and then at medium speed for 2 minutes.
  3. With the mixer on lowest speed, add the remaining ingredients and stir until combined.
  4. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a 1/8-inch thick disk. Use any shaped cookie cutter to make forms and transfer to a parchment paper or Silpat lined baking tray.
  6. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F. oven for 5 to 7 minutes (the cookies should still be soft, they will continue to cook after removing from the oven). Cool enough to handle, and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.