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Pepparkahar (Norwegian Gingerbread Cookies) Published on: December 3, 2020

Pepparkahar (Norwegian Gingerbread Cookies)

These cookies are so good that we serve them at Thanksgiving and Christmas! At Thanksgiving, we make turkey-shaped cookies. At Christmas, we make gingerbread people. Decorating them is always fun!
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Author: Marybeth


  • mixing bowls
  • Rolling Pin
  • baking sheet
  • Cookie cutters
  • Wax paper or plastic wrap for handling dough
  • Tin for storage


  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • cups sugar
  • 3 tbsp molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp water or milk
  • cups unsifted flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp cardamom, if desired


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Cream together butter, sugar, and molasses.
  • Beat in the egg and water/milk.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients until combined.
  • Roll out on floured surface to ⅛-inch thickness and cut with floured cookie cutters.
  • Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 7 to 10 minutes or until cookies are set.

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