Pepper Cookies II


"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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servings 136 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 136 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 4.9 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.5g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 83 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 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.



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 t...

They taste just like my Grandmothers pepper cookies. I love them !

These cookies are good but I exspected more spice. Next time I will add more pepper.