Christmas pepparkakor

Homemade Christmas Pepparkakor – Gingersnaps

The Christmas Pepparkakor or Gingersnaps is very popular Christmas cookie. It is very thin, crispy, delicately spiced and totally easy to make.

Christmas pepparkakor

Homemade Crisp Gingersnaps – Christmas Pepparkakor

Homemade Gingersnaps – Christmas Pepparkakors – is quick and easy to make. The crispy triangles are like the shape of Christmas trees.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Hungarian, Swedish
Keyword: christmas, cinnamon, cookies, feast, ginger
Servings: 8 people
Author: Myreille


  • 100 grams butter (softened)
  • 100 grams sugar
  • 50 grams honey
  • 200 grams plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest


  • Preheat oven to 180 ℃.
  • In large bowl mix butter, sugar, honey, vanilla extrac, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, cocoa powder and zest from an orange.
  • Add the flour and baking powder. Mix it well then knead the dough quickly. (If the dough is dry, add 1-2 tablespoons of water.)
  • The dough is stretched to about 1 mm thin on baking paper.
  • Cut the thin dough first into strips, then into squares, then into triangles.
  • Pull the baking paper with the cuted dough on the baking tray.
  • Bake 15-17 minutes. Let cool them on the baking paper.


After baking the cookies are soft, but after cooling they will be crispy.