Cookies with black pepper.

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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat eggs with brown sugar. Stir in flour with baking soda, salt, spices and pepper. Add nuts, raisins and citron and stir to coat. Pour the egg-sugar mixture into flour mixture and stir to make a stiff dough. Chill.

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  • Using rounded teaspoonful of dough roll into balls with floured hands. Put on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

105.4 calories; 1.6 g protein; 21.6 g carbohydrates; 11.6 mg cholesterol; 47.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2002
I just wanted to say that seeing as this recipe has no reviews that I have had cookies very very similar to these and they were GREAT! You would never guess they have black pepper in them. I was reluctant to make these at first but I was baking Christmas cookies with my aunt who had made them before from a recipe in a Mexican cookbook. If this is a good recipe then these cookies will tun out great. Don't be scared of the pepper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2002
I just wanted to say that seeing as this recipe has no reviews that I have had cookies very very similar to these and they were GREAT! You would never guess they have black pepper in them. I was reluctant to make these at first but I was baking Christmas cookies with my aunt who had made them before from a recipe in a Mexican cookbook. If this is a good recipe then these cookies will tun out great. Don't be scared of the pepper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2009
I was looking for a cookie recipe that I could make to bring somewhere that I could enjoy as well. I'm always watching my weight so i wanted a low fat cookie that didn't taste low fat. I tried this recipe and these cookies are fantastic. This recipe will definately become one of my signature dishes from now on. I couldn't find candied citron so i made my own version by boiling lemon peals and then simmering them in simple syrup (1 c sugar 1 cup water) for about 20 minutes. Everything turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2007
Out of all the different types of cookies I made for Christmas these were the most popular. It was good to have a cookie that was a bit different from the rest. Very easy to make. Thanks for a great recipe Mary! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2011
Wicked good. In place of raisins and candied citron I used what I had at home: dried cranberries dried apricots and crystallized ginger. I made them for my husband to take on a fishing trip with his friends. They all loved them and one friend said he could eat nothing but these cookies for the rest of his life and be happy.:-) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2011
I own a country market/bakery and was asked by a customer for Black Pepper Cookies for Christmas. I choose this recipe and omitted the citron. Only drizzled icing over the cookies when cooled. These had a great spicey flavor with a crunchy outside but wonderfully soft inside. The customer who ordered them said they were very much like she remembered from her childhood in Germany. Other customers said they will be a cookie that they will ask for again next year when they place their cookie tray orders. Thanks for making my life simpler with this great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2009
I have made these at Christmas many times; they are a German recipe called Pfefferneuse(sp?). I rolled out the dough and cut them into Christmas cookie shapes then made a decorator frosting and just piped the white frosting around the edges of the cookie just to emphasize the shape and add a bit of sweetness. Always a big hit! A great spicy cookie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2009
Wow A cookie with no fat that is actually good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2010
Even my husband who doesn't like fruit in cookies loves these! I doubled the amount of citron and subbed allspice and nutmeg for the cloves (sadly I discovered halfway through the recipe that I only had whole cloves) and used freshly ground black pepper. In the future I would use 3/4 or even 1 tsp pepper - I loved the aromatic flavor it provided! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2009
Really good cookies. I coudn't taste the pepper in them but alot of people could. I added a little bit of chocolate chips and not as many raisans as it called for because I was bringing it to a bbq with kids but they went very quick. Read More
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