Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe contains no butter or shortening. A perfect cookie with a cuppa your favorite tea or coffee blend. Even better the next day after spices have mingled


  1. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs.
  2. Add the brown sugar, cloves, cinnamon and pepper.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda and salt, gradually add to the egg mix.
  4. Stir in raisin and nuts.
  5. Drop by tablespoonsful 2 inches apart onto a lightly greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until surface cracks. (My oven cooks/bakes really hot and so I can only bake at 350 for 10 minutes).
  7. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Most Helpful

What a MOST WONDERFUL cookie recipe! CB, these tasty little morsels are so yummy, that I will make them for the holidays every year from now on. I couldnt stop myself eating them (and Im not usually a fan of spice cookies)! :) The cloves, cinnamon and pepper go so well together and add a lovely subtle heat to the sweet fruity cookies. Mmmm! I reduced the sugar to by half and still found them wonderfully sweet. Being allergic to nuts I replaced those with chopped sunflower seeds, which worked out nicely. I am German and these cookies taste exactly like the holiday cookies, called "Pfeffernuesse" (pepper nuts), which we buy in the stores for Christmas. The only difference is that these have raisins. What a PERFECT addition! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing this recipe with us! Made and reviewed for Everyday Is A Holiday Tag Game November 09.

Lalaloula November 03, 2009

Delicious spice cookies! Like Lalaloula, I reduced the sugar, I only used 3/4 cup, and they still are sweet enough for me. Wonderful with the addition of raisins. For the nuts I used cashews. Also I used gluten free all purpose flour, it worked perfectly. Loula's right, they taste like Pfeffernuesse except for the raisins. I'm so glad I tried these - thanks for posting!!
Made for More Than Sauerkraut And Dumplings Tag Game / German Forum.

Mia in Germany April 16, 2012