I would like to give this recipe a 4/5, but I'm rounding up because this cookie has a unusually nice flavor. Unusual, due to when you bite into it, you wonder what spice is in this cookie. If I hadn't made it I would have never guessed. I could tell it had cinnamon, but not pepper. I took my son to Concordia University in Irvin, and they served this cookie. I've never tasted it before. I had to find the recipe. I only ate one, and was examining it closely. Months later, I thought, this is a christian college, with many Lutherans. Lutherans started out in Germany, so lets try a German cookie. I've made others but this is the one. I'm not sure it's exact, because of what others said about them spreading, I used 1tsp baking soda. The batter was too sticky, so I used a little oatmeal to thicken it, next time I will try more flour. They did not over spread. They are a crisp cookie on the edges, and has a chewy center. I rolled them into a ball and flattened slightly to get more of a uniform shape. I was suprised these cookies did not need butter/fat. That is why you have to spray the pan with pam, or lightly grease. I left out the raisins, for the cookie I experienced at the college did not have raisins. I really like these cookies, and will make them again, so I guess they really deserve 5/5 after all. I will have to tweek it with a little more flour next time, so they won't stick to my hands. Thanks for the mystery cookie recipe I've been looking for.
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