Mormor Bengtsson’s Pepparkakor
Hattie and Amelia have a plan…
…the sideways rain, hail, wind and cold are not deterrents.
Hattie and Amelia make a good team…
Hattie rolled out the dough…
Amelia cut out the gingerbread persons…
…and they both did the quality-control testing!
Grandma’s Pepparkakor recipe:
1 cup soft unsalted butter, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1 egg, 1 Tablespoon Orange zest, 1 Tablespoons dark corn syrup, 1 Tablespoon water.
Mix these together starting with butter and sugar, and adding the rest in order given.
3 1/2 cups white flour, 2 teaspoons baking soda, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1 teaspoon powdered ginger, 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves.
In another bowl, mix these together.
Mix the dry into the wet.
Roll with a rolling pin to about 1/8 inch thickness and cut with cooky-cutters.
Bake in a slow oven (ca. 325 degrees F) for about 8 – 10 minutes.
My Grandmother made these every year!