150g dairy butter 1dl sugar syrup 2dl sugar 1dl whipping cream 1/2 tsp cloves 1/2 tsp dried ginger 1/2 tsp pepper 2 tsp cinomon 1 tsp baking powder about 450g plain flour Method Mix butter, syrup and sugar in a pot. Heat until sugar is completely melted. Let is cool slightly and add cream. Sift in spices, baking powder and most of the flour. Stir until it forms a stiff dough. Leave in the fridge over night. Then need with rest of flour and roll out about 3mm thick. Use cookie cutters (or more traditionally, just a knife to make shapes). Place on baking sheet on oven tray and bake at 175oC until golden brown (about 10 mins). Cool cookies before decorating. Tip: Dip cookie cutters in flour first so the cookie mixture doesn't stick. If you want to hang your pepperkake on the Christmas tree make a good hole in the dough of each cookie before cooking - a pen cylinder does just the trick.