Strawberry, Black Pepper, and Pistachio Cookies

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Strawberry, Black Pepper, and Pistachio CookiesRecipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen


Sweet, spicy, and salty—what more can you ask for in a cookie? At just over 100 calories per cookie, these treats are bound to become a family favorite.

Serves 36 (serving size: 1 cookie)


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1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
7.9 ounces (about 1 3/4 cups) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup chopped dried strawberries
1/4 cup finely chopped pistachios
Parchment paper


Preheat oven to 350°. Combine granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter, and vanilla in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Add egg; beat just until blended. Beat in flour, baking soda, and salt.

Beat black pepper into cookie dough at medium speed. Stir in straw­berries and pistachios. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Created date

September 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 101
Fat 3.2 g
Satfat 1.7 g
Sodium 55 mg