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Old-fashioned Gingerbread Cookies - Piparkakut Recipe
 
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Old-fashioned Gingerbread Cookies - Piparkakut
Flavors of Finland
Total time: more than 2 hours

Prep. time: 30 minutes + one night resting time
Baking time: 10 minutes per pan
Oven temperature: 200°C / 400°F

 
Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

Store in a tightly-closed tin
 

Ingredients
For about 200 cookies

- 300 g (10 oz.) margarine
- 300 g (10 oz.) sugar
- 3 eggs
- 250 g (9 oz.) Molasses
- 2 tsp. ground Cinnamon
- 2 tsp. ground Ginger
- 2 tsp. ground Clou de girofle
- 1 tbsp. bitter orange zest
- About 1 kg (2 1/4 lb.) flour
- 3 tsp. baking soda
Method
  1. Bring the molasses and spices to a boil; add the margarine and beat the mixture until cool;
  2. in another bowl, beat the eggs together with the sugar;
  3. combine the baking soda with part of the flour and add to the margarine-molasses mixture; add the beaten eggs and the remaining flour; do not overwork the dough;
  4. cover the dough with plastic wrap and let rest overnight in a cool place;
  5. using a rolling pin, roll the dough out and cut out into cookies; place them on a greased baking sheet;
  6. bake until lightly browned.
Old-fashioned Gingerbread Cookies - Piparkakut 1
 
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