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Italian Chocolate Pepper Cookies

A chocolatey spice cookie that's been a holiday family tradition

  • Yield: 1 serving


  • 4 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon(s) baking powder
  • 1 cup(s) sugar
  • 1/2 cup(s) cocoa
  • 3/4 cup(s) solid vegetable shortening
  • 3 ounce(s) whiskey
  • 1 cup(s) milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon(s) black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla
  • 1/2 cup(s) chopped walnuts optional


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients and mix to form a stiff dough. Roll into small balls about 1" in size. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake 10-12 minutes until bottoms are lightly brown. Do not over cook. Remove from cookie sheet and let cool. Then frost and decorate as desired.

Frosting: 1/2 bag of powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, 1/2 tsp canola oil, dash of vanilla, a few tablespoons of milk (enough to form a thick paste).

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