One of the most common Swedish traditional cakes that Swedes bakes for Christmas is: Pepparkakor (Gingerbread). Swedish nuns is said to have been baking gingerbread to ease their indigestion already in 1444.


There is no Christmas without Pepparkakor. Some Swedes even makes whole Pepparkaks-houses of pepparkaks-doug. We were baking those pepparkakor a couple of weeks ago, but they will be gone before Christmas Eve is over… ehrm…

There is a saying in Sweden that if you eat pepparkakor, they make you kind. So I don’t need to eat any more now, right?

If you’re not coming back visiting this blog tomorrow, we wish you a Merry Christmas now already. Peace, Love & Joy!

©Lifecruiser Love Swedish Christmas Traditions

3 Comments on “Swedish Heart Pepparkakor for Christmas”


    Hummm! It looks so beautiful and yummy!!! I need some cause I’m not so kind those days!!!

    TorAa said:

    Even in Norway, we love these Cakes.
    I don’t know when they came here, but probaly during the Swedish-Norwegian Union 1814-1905


    I wonder if I can buy them at IKEA. I would love a taste of these cookies.

    To my dear sweet Captain,
    May this Christmas end the present year
    on a cheerful note and make way
    for a fresh and bright new year.
    Here’s wishing you a
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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