Don’t you just love Christmas?
I do! My favorite month of the year is definitely December, because I find it so cozy and filled with love. Christmas in Copenhagen is so beautiful when all the Christmas lights come up and the lovely smell of mule wine, Christmas cookies, pancakes, nuts and spices just fills my heart with warmth and love!
I have a passion for cakes so to stay in the Christmas spirit I baked some Danish Christmas cookies yesterday called “Pebernødder” in Danish and they turned out so good! Therefore I want to share the recipe with you guys so you can try them out. ENJOY!
250 g butter
250 g sugar
1 tbsp dried ginger powder
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp white pepper
1 tbsp cardamom
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
1 dl heavy cream
500 g flour
Mix butter and sugar together until the sugar is dissolved in the butter. The butter should be room temperature to make it easier for you to work with. Mix in the heavy cream carefully. Do not whip too much. Take another bowl and mix the spices, baking powder and baking soda with the flour and afterwards mix it with the butter dough. Mix/knead the dough until it becomes a nice and soft dough where everything has been dissolved and worked out. Roll out small “sausages” in the size of a pinky finger, and then cut into small pieces of 1 cm. Important to make them small! A little tip is to squeeze them in the top so they kind of look like a Christmas tree – because they will fall in the oven and be round like we want them too 😉
Bake them in the oven at 200 degrees for only 10 minutes. Mine only needed 7 minutes so you can look at them and see if they become a bit brown around the edges, then they are done.
Hope you will like them! What is your favorite christmas treat to bake?