Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

Startling but addictive. A crisp, not-too-sweet, but spicy cookie, particularly if you up the peppercorns and other spices. The dough is easy to work and makes a large quantity.


  1. Heat oven 375'.
  2. Combine flour and baking powder.
  3. In another bowl, cream butter till it is pale yellow and fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar and spices, then egg. And finally, gradually beat in flour.
  4. Knead dough on floured surface a few times. Divide it into 3 pieces and roll each piece to 1/8" thickness. Cut with cookie cutters and place onto ungreased (or parchment-lined) baking sheet. Bake until edges are golden, about 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
Most Helpful

Addictive! Just the right amount of spice!

ambuler January 05, 2013

These are a family fav!!! I always add much more than 1 pinch cayenne! ;)

Missy~Mid-West January 08, 2012