These are some spicy little guys. This cookie is traditionally served with black coffee.

Judy
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Ingredients

50
Original recipe yields 50 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the sugar and eggs together with an electric mixer for 20 minutes. Sift together the flour, cinnamon, cloves and pepper and stir them into the egg mixture. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place them on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Let the cookies sit out overnight to dry.

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake the cookies for 10 to 15 minutes. Cool and store in an airtight container for a week to blend the flavors.

Nutrition Facts

73.1 calories; protein 1.4g 3% DV; carbohydrates 15.9g 5% DV; fat 0.5g 1% DV; cholesterol 14.9mg 5% DV; sodium 5.9mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2008
almost perfect you just need the glaze on them to make this authentic. mix 2 parts powdered sugar and 1 part milk together. warm in microwave about 45 sec dipped slightly warm cookie and allow to harden on wire rack. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/20/2006
Please don't waste your time. This recipe calls for too much pepper 20 minutes of mixing eggs and sugar is not right maybe 2 minutes. I left them out overnight baked them and 5 min after baking even coffee would not entice me to eat them. Plus they are not attractive looking at all. I sent them to my Bavarian Friend and 1st thing she asked was "why so much pepper?" May I suggest one of the other recipes on this site. I will give someone else's a try. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2008
almost perfect you just need the glaze on them to make this authentic. mix 2 parts powdered sugar and 1 part milk together. warm in microwave about 45 sec dipped slightly warm cookie and allow to harden on wire rack. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2008
none of these recipes mentions adding a slice of apple inside the air tight container. Once shriveled keep replacing it for six weeks. Apples help soften the cookies and ferment/blend the spices. They are delicious. Then powder sugar the tops Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2004
I have no idea how to pronounce the name of these fantastic little guys but wow are they fun! I served them to my dad who raised an eyebrow at thier appearance and then proceeded to consume a plate full of them! I cut the recipe by one fourth the first time!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2008
WOW!!!!!! These little devils are AWESOME!!!!! I was a bit skeptical about the pepper in it but I love pepper and I LOVE these cookies! I highly recommend trying them they are not your typical cookie and VERY good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It even passed the husband test!!!!!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2007
Fantastic! I followed the recipe almost exactly (didn't let them sit out overnight though; I'm an antsy cookie-eater) for hubby and they were delicous. I also made a "diet" version for myself with Splenda and pasteurized egg whites (ie Egg Beaters) and even those were fantastic! I ate the entire batch (shame on me) and will make them again. Thank you! 3 Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2003
These are really good! I love the sweet hot flavor and my 3 kids all liked them even the 2 year old! It is an unusual technique letting them sit out overnight but they turned out fine. They do sort of split apart and look a little funny after baking but they taste great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2007
I absolutely love these cookies. Sweet/hot flavor is perfect. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/20/2006
Please don't waste your time. This recipe calls for too much pepper 20 minutes of mixing eggs and sugar is not right maybe 2 minutes. I left them out overnight baked them and 5 min after baking even coffee would not entice me to eat them. Plus they are not attractive looking at all. I sent them to my Bavarian Friend and 1st thing she asked was "why so much pepper?" May I suggest one of the other recipes on this site. I will give someone else's a try. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2006
when I told my family what I was making they looked at me like I was nuts pepper added to a cookie mix? I made these because they sounded different hate making the same old kind of cookie well its a keeper in my house now it has that sweet/hot taste which I personally like they look alittle funny after being made but its worth it and yes it does go well with coffee or tea thanks for sharing this cookie recipe. Read More
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