Also known as Scandinavian Christmas Spice Cookies. These little cookies are sure to be a big hit in your home or at a chirstmas party. I had to snap a picture quickly before my family ate them all! These really turned out delicious! I love the spiciness as they go really well with tea and coffee. The only difference I’m gonna try next time is putting some jam in the middle. Like strawberry or black berry..
Scandinavian Christmas Spice Cookies ( Peppernotter )
- 3 eggs
- ¾ cup white sugar
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- ⅔ 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
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease several baking sheets.
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.
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.
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.
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.