This recipe has been in my family for years. The recipe used to contain black pepper, but we found it spicy enough without it.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Combine the shortening, egg, water and vanilla. Stir in the sugar, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt. Mix to combine. Shape the dough into walnut sized balls. Bake on a ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 15 minutes. When cool frost with confectioners' sugar or dip into melted white morsels.

Nutrition Facts

135.8 calories; 2.2 g protein; 21.5 g carbohydrates; 7.8 mg cholesterol; 82.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2007
This recipe was a hit with my Italian family. I added 1/2 cup raisons (boiled first) 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts and 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips. When the cookies were cooled I dipped them in an icing of confectioners sugar and water. Very yummy! Read More
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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2007
This recipe was a hit with my Italian family. I added 1/2 cup raisons (boiled first) 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts and 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips. When the cookies were cooled I dipped them in an icing of confectioners sugar and water. Very yummy! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2007
This recipe was a hit with my Italian family. I added 1/2 cup raisons (boiled first) 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts and 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips. When the cookies were cooled I dipped them in an icing of confectioners sugar and water. Very yummy! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
They taste just like my Grandmothers pepper cookies. I love them! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2010
These cookies are good but I exspected more spice. Next time I will add more pepper. Read More
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