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Spicy Pepparkakor

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  All purpose flour 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cardamom 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Light molasses 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Grated orange rind 1 Teaspoon
  Finely chopped toasted almonds 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Ornamental frosting 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

1. Sift flour, soda, salt, ginger, cirt-namom, cloves and cardamom onto wax paper.
2. Beat butter or margarine with sugar until fluffy in a large bowl with electric mixer at high speed; beat in molasses, orange rind and almonds. Stir in flour mixture, a third at a time, blending well to make a stiff dough. Chill several hours, or overnight..
3. Roll out dough, a third at a time, to a 1/8 inch thickness, on a lightly floured pastry cloth or board; cut into fancy shapes with floured 2-inch cookie cutters. Place, 1 inch apart, on lightly greased cookie sheets.
4. Bake in moderate oven (350°) 7 minutes, or until firm. Remove from cookie sheets to wire racks with spatula; cool completely.
5. Make ornamental frosting. Fit a #2 writing tip onto a cake-decorating set; fill with frosting. Press out onto cookies in designs of your choice; let stand until frosting is firm. Store in metal tin.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2750 Calories from Fat 947

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 106 g163.6%

Saturated Fat 45.1 g225.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 161.3 mg53.8%

Sodium 2024.5 mg84.4%

Total Carbohydrates 426 g141.9%

Dietary Fiber 12 g48.1%

Sugars 222.5 g

Protein 30 g60%

Vitamin A 38.3% Vitamin C 14.1%

Calcium 34% Iron 91.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Spicy Pepparkakor Recipe