Norwegian Pepperkaker

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup dark corn syrup or golden syrup

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar

1 egg

2 1/4 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon soda

1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

1/2 teaspoon ginger

1/2 teaspoons cloves

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

In a small saucepan add sugar, corn syrup, butter and vinegar to a simmer.  Remove from heat and pour into a large mixing bowl.  Set aside to cool for 5-10 minutes.  Mix in egg.   Sift together the flour, soda, pepper, ginger, cloves and cinnamon.  Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Once dough has chilled, roll dough very thing on a floured surface.  Cut into any desired shapes.  Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for 7-8 minutes. Remove cookies from baking sheet immediately and allow to cool.  Store in airtight tins.

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