Swedish Pepparkakor Cookies

This is one of those recipes that I use so much, I had to post it here.  

Swedish Pepparkakor Cookies

1 cup butter

3 cups flour + extra for rolling

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon ginger

½ teaspoon ground cloves

1 ½ cups sugar

1 egg

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1 tablespoon water

 

Soften butter.  In a stand mixer, put butter and sugar.  Beat until combined.  Add egg, maple syrup, and water to the mixture and beat until fluffy.  Add the baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and ground cloves and beat until combined.  Add flour and beat until dough comes together.  Gather dough into one large bowl, cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour or until the dough is easy enough to handle. 

Preheat oven to 350F. Roll out dough as thin as possible and cut into desired shapes.  Put cookies on ungreased sheets and bake for 8-10 minutes.  Watch carefully because they will burn quickly. Once they are done baking, let them cool on a wire rack.  Enjoy!