Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 10 mins

Don't let the name throw you off--these are hauntingly good cookies.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In bowl, cream Crisco and brown sugar. Beat in molasses and egg.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, pepper, mustard, cardamom, salt and cloves.
  3. Gradually add to creamed mixture.
  4. Cover and refrigerate about 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  5. Roll into 1-inch balls and then roll in additional sugar.
  6. Bake at 375°F till surface cracks or about 10-12 minutes.
  7. Cool on wire rack completely.
Most Helpful

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grandma2969, this is the second time I've made these, love um!! I have no idea what I did in 07 but they turned out like you said they would this time. I added the crystalized ginger, and fresh grated ginger this time but it still didn't have the bite I was looking for....they are delicious even without the extra zip. I took pix again and I hope others try your recipe as they don't know what they're missing!!! yuuummmmm!!