Maria Bomans ginger snap cookie — called

Bomans pepparkakor

This recipe is Maria Boman's (Feb. 5, 1900 to Oct. 31, 1968) ginger snap cookie. I received it from Jan-Erik Solvin who received it from Boman. Actually, the recipe is Swedish and is called Prince Carl's ginger snap cookie. Anyhow, this is merely something to attempt. What is not known, is to what degree devotion to skill influenced the outstanding product.

4½ sticks of butter
4 cups sugar
2 eggs
4 tablespoons molasses
2 teaspoons cinnamon

2 teaspoons clove
2 teaspoons ginger
2 teaspoons cardamom
1 teaspoon soda
8 cups flour

Mix butter and sugar until light and puffy.
Add the eggs, remaining spices, and 7 cups of flour. Reserve 1 cup of flour to adjust the dough and for rolling.

Store in refrigerator to the next day.

Roll the dough thin.
Bake in the oven for 7–9 minutes at 350°.

Provided by Lars Pensar.
Translated by Bruce Muller.

Read more:
Tornskär och släkten Boman by Woldemar Backman.
The recipe in Swedish.
(Inf. 2005-02-05.)

Delicious snap cookies baked according to the recipe by my wife Karin.