Recipe by Mary Adams Hogan
"Cookies with black pepper."
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packed light brown sugar
ground black pepper
finely chopped walnuts
2 1/2 cups
chopped candied citron
confectioners' sugar for decoration
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!
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.
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!
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. :-)
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.
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.
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!
Wow A cookie with no fat that is actually good.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Black Pepper Cookies
Serving Size: 1/48 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 48
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 18
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