Egg-Free Pepper Biscuits

    1 hour 23 minutes

    This is a recipe for a Norwegian-style pepper biscuits which is traditionally served at Christmas. It's great for people who can't eat eggs!

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    Serves: 30 

    • 250g butter
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) thickened cream
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 3 1/4 cups (400g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Extra time:1hour chilling  ›  Ready in:1hour23min 

    1. Cream together the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the cream. Add the bicarb soda and little water (no more than 2 tablespoons) to the butter mixture.
    2. Sift the spices, baking powder and flour into the butter mixture. Blend until a nice dough is formed. Roll dough into sausages about 6cm in diameter, wrap tightly and let dough chill thoroughly.
    3. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Remove chilled dough and cut into thin slices. Bake on a lightly greased baking tray for 6 to 8 minutes. Let biscuits cool on wire rack.

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    I make no less than ten varieties of Norwegian cookies every Christmas, this is one of my very favorities. The recipe is very easy to follow, the cookies always come out perfect, and keep a long time. Thanks for sharing! PS If you are wary of a cookie containing pepper, don't be! These are unique and delicious.  -  20 Dec 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I liked these cookies. The dough was a bit crumbly after I took it out of the refrigerator, but they baked nicely. I liked the fact they aren't overly sweet. I made them over a week ago and they are still as fresh as day one.  -  12 Oct 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Love this cookie! Spicy, crisp, a little sweet and perfect with coffee or hot cocoa. Do slice thinly if you want a crispy crunch.  -  31 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)