Nordic Gingerbread Cookies


300 g butter

300 g sugar

2 dl syrup

2 dl full fat cream

2 tsp cloves

2 tsp ginger

1 tsp pepper

4 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp baking soda

6 dl wheat flour

3 dl rye flour


Icing sugar

1 egg white


  1. Melt butter, sugar and syrup in a saucepan.
  2. When the sugar is melted, add the cream and stir in.
  3. Add the spices and baking soda to the flour and shift it in the melted butter mix.
  4. Blend well and wrap the dough in cling film and leave over night in the fridge. Make it as flat as possible to make it easier to roll out.
  5. The next day, let it rest for an hour and preheat the oven to 200 degrees celcius. Roll the dough out to about 1/2 cm thick and use a cookie cutter to make different shapes and sizes.
  6. Bake in the oven for around 10 minutes or until slightly golden.
  7. Leave to cool on a cooling rack.
  8. Mix one egg white with icing sugar until quite solid.
  9. Put in an icing bag and decorate the ginger bread when completely cooled.

Recipe by My Nordic Kitchen at