Egg-Free Pepper Biscuits

Egg-Free Pepper Biscuits


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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!

Karen Nacke

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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