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German Spice Cookies

These chewy spice cookies are great with coffee and taste even better the next day. The recipe has been a family favorite for more than 40 years.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    3-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add the brown sugar, cloves, cinnamon and pepper. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the egg mixture. Stir in raisins and walnuts.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until surface cracks. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Editor's Note: This recipe contains no butter or shortening.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 190 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 105mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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  • pensgrl87
    Sep 7, 2020

    Sounds great.. Though i think dried cranberries instead of raisins I will do

  • chefcyn
    Apr 3, 2013

    Fantastic! Moist and chewy, with just the right amount of spice. Perfect for low cholesterol diet.

  • tinkerstudent
    May 5, 2012

    I love these cookies. I especially love how moist they are without needing butter. I don't always put the raisins in and they still taste great.

  • kleinjal
    Sep 14, 2009

    Absolutely delicious. Thank you!