Crunchy & Christmassy Finnish Piparkakku

Earlier this week, we've shared a yummy recipe of Christmas glögi and mentioned that it's traditionally served with gingerbread cookies. In today's article, we want to show you how to make the best Christmas treat - Finnish Piparkakku (gingerbread cookie). 


150 g soft brown sugar or normal sugar

250 g sugar molasses or sugar syrup

½ – 1 tsp ginger powder

3 tsp cinnamon powder

½ tsp cloves powder

½ – 1 tsp cardamon powder

150 g butter

1 egg

2 tsp baking soda

500 – 600 g flour

                                                                             Image credit: Naked Plate

How to make:

Mix sugar syrup, brown soft sugar and spices in a pan and heat until boiling. Put butter in a mixing bowl and pour hot sugar mixture over it. Mix until butter is melted. Add one egg to the sugar mixture; after the mixture is bit cooled, add flour and soda, mix well. Let the dough rest in the fridge overnight. Roll the dough on a floured table top and use any kind of cookie cutter you prefer. Place cookies on a baking tray and bake about 8 minutes at 200-225°C  in the oven.