Italian pepper biscuits are great for holidays and every day. Serve with antipasto on Easter.

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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl. Stir olive oil and cold water into dry ingredients, mixing to make a soft dough. Pinch off a handful of dough, roll into a thick log between your hands, and use a scissors to cut into pieces about 2 inches long. Place biscuits about 1 1/2 inches apart on baking sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven on middle rack for 15 minutes; flip biscuits and bake until golden brown on both sides, about 15 minutes more. Let cool on pieces of waxed paper. Place biscuits into a sealed container and refrigerate overnight for best flavor.

Cook's Note:

Adjust baking time for your oven. Check after 10 minutes. If bottom of biscuits are golden brown, turn and bake 10 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts

175.6 calories; 2.3 g protein; 16.9 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 166.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2013
These little biscuits are a delight to serve and very tasty. I tinkered with the shape of them because they were so fun to make but the end result was still delicious. The dough is perfect to work with and the flavor of the olive oil and pepper marry nicely. Thanks Allie for a great recipe that my family will enjoy many times. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/25/2014
I didn't change a thing and these were a flop. No one in the family liked these. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2013
These little biscuits are a delight to serve and very tasty. I tinkered with the shape of them because they were so fun to make but the end result was still delicious. The dough is perfect to work with and the flavor of the olive oil and pepper marry nicely. Thanks Allie for a great recipe that my family will enjoy many times. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/25/2014
I didn't change a thing and these were a flop. No one in the family liked these. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2014
Very very good! Also great with italian soups! And soooo easy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2018
Followed this recipe as is with excellent results. So easy and quick...this is definitely a keeper. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2013
A very easy and quick recipe specially when you are out of basic baking ingredients such as eggs and butter...Their oil proportion is perfect. Great to accompany with Mediterranean flavors such as tomato specimens cheese and olives! This one has earned a place in my recipe book! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
03/01/2015
My friend and I had a project for English on the Italian Renaissance. We needed to bring food in so we decided these would do the trick. Unfortunately they didn't come out as we had hoped: flavorless yet strangely spiced hard and strange chunky shapes. We didn't have enough time to through them out and make something else so we had to serve them to our class. They were edible but not many people liked them resulting in us getting weird looks from classmates. I had hoped these would be better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2014
Made these for my wife and kids for dinner tonight. This was so easy to make and my family loved them except for the fact I had halved the recipe just in case no one liked them. So immediately following dinner I was back at it making more. Which wasn't a problem because like I said before they are so easy to make. Read More