Pepper Cookies Recipe

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Categories: American, Cookie, Dessert, Grain, Spice

Submitted By: Susan from Milwaukee.

Pepper Cookies Notes

I found this recipe ages ago in a newspaper and have had fun with it over the years. No one can guess the "secret" ingredient.

Serves / Yields

About 4 Dozen

Preparation Instructions

Cream the butter (or Crisco), sugar, and vanilla until light and creamy.

Combine the flour, baking powder, and spices. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk. It may be a bit stiff.

Shape into small balls, or drop from a teaspoon, onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 12-15 minutes. Cool on rack.

Helpful Hints

12 minutes is preferable for a softer cookie.

The amount of pepper is adjustable to taste, but do not leave it out. It really is a subtle touch. Try it first, before adjusting the spices, and you will be surprised.

Quick Shopping List

Madagascar "Bourbon Islands" Pure Single-Strength Vanilla Extract
Pure Extract
4 fluid oz.
Green Cardamom, Whole Fancy Pods, Inner Seeds or Ground
Ground, in a glass shaker jar
1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt. 2 oz.
Vietnamese "Saigon" Cassia Cinnamon, Cracked or Ground
Ground, in a glass shaker jar
1/2 cup in shaker jar, net 2 oz.
Tellicherry Ground Black Pepper
30/60 Mesh (Regular Dustless Grind) in a glass jar
1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt. 2 oz.

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Alyx K. Said:

These cookies were soft and delicious. I served them to a group of friends and no one could guess the secret ingredient. Needless to say, there were no cookies left at the end of the evening.

Make it Again? Alyx K. would make this recipe again.