Healthy pepernoten gingerbread cookies

Healthy Gingerbread cookies (pepernoten)

In The Netherlands we have this holiday called Sinterklaas, which is kinda like Santa Claus, but better!
This is one of the typical snacks, which is eating during this holiday!
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Preparation time 20 mins
Oven time 30 mins
Total time 50 mins
course Baking
cuisine Dutch
servings 6 persons
calories 279 kcal


  • Oven


  • 100 g margarine
  • 250 g self-raising flour
  • 6 tsp biscuit and gingerbread spices
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 50 g agave syrup
  • 7.5 g stevia
  • 80 ml milk
  • 8 g vanilla sugar


  • Heat the oven to 170 degrees. Stir the flour, stevia, vanilla sugar, gingerbread spices, baking powder and a pinch of salt together in a bowl.
  • Add the cold margarine, agave syrup and milk and knead into a firm ball. Do not knead too long, because the dough should not get too hot.
  • Line a baking tray with a piece of baking paper. Turn the dough into balls and place them on the baking tray. Flatten them slightly.
  • Put the gingerbread cookies in the oven for about 30 minutes. When they come out of the oven they will still feel a bit soft but when they have cooled down they will become crispy.


Vegan: use vegan margarine and plant-based milk.
Seasoning: does not apply.


Calories: 279kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 4.8gFat: 10.7gSaturated Fat: 2.2gFiber: 1.1gSugar: 2.1g
course Baking
cuisine Dutch
keyword Gingerbread, Gingerbread cookies, Gingerbread spice, Pepernoten, Peppernuts, Sinterklaas
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