OK cookie. No oven temperature specified so I used 350F (pretty standard). Author is correct - watch the baking time closely or they will be more of a "snap" instead of soft on the inside. I think I"ll use white pepper next time instead of the black...but it's a nice traditional spice blend. Bro-in-law really enjoyed them with cold milk.
Good cookies. This batch made me 32 cookies and they baked for 10 minutes. I followed another reviewers tip of oven temperature and that worked perfect.
They smell heavenly and when cooled had a good crunch.
Thanks for posting.
Made for PAC-Autumn 2012
Very nice cookies! I baked at 350F for about 8 minutes because I was paranoid about overcooking. They could probably have used one minute more, but they are so soft and delicious as they are! I only had 1/3 cup of whole wheat flour on hand, so the rest was all-purpose, and I used margarine instead of butter. I got 42 cookies, ranging from 2 - 2 3/4 inches in diameter.
So so good!!!! Perfect amount of crunch, perfect amount of soft! LOVE the black pepper addition!