German Spice Cookies

German Spice Cookies

"These chewy spice cookies are great with coffee and taste even better the next day. The recipe has been a family favorite for more than 40 years."
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20 m servings
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Original recipe yields 21 servings

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  1. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs. Add the brown sugar, cloves, cinnamon and pepper. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the egg mixture. Stir in raisins and walnuts.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 400 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until surface cracks. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note: This recipe contains no butter or shortening.

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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...

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well I made a small batch of this recipe to try it out. I couldn't get the dough to blend together. I had to add some water to incorperate everything. They had a rough, chewy texture (maybe beca...

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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...

You can't eat just one of these chewy cookies! I ground the raisins so I could sneak them past the high school German class, and omitted the nuts (but walnuts would be fabulous in these). The...

I was a bit disappointed because I wanted them to be more spicy, but overall an excellent cookie! I would make it again. As another reviewer said - make sure they're spaced far enough, may be ev...

I made two changes to these: I used pecans instead of walnuts (personal preference), and I substituted baking powder for baking soda, as one other reviewer suggested. These cookies are great! ...

I changed my recipe so much that the end is far from the original, but what I came up with was not too bad. Everybody else likes them.

well I made a small batch of this recipe to try it out. I couldn't get the dough to blend together. I had to add some water to incorperate everything. They had a rough, chewy texture (maybe beca...

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