These are really spicy...the black pepper gives them a kick!
Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until fluffy. Beat in egg; add molasses.
Combine flour and next 4 ingredients. Gradually add to butter mixture; mix well. Form into one-inch balls and roll in sugar. Arrange 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove and cool on wire racks.
Gooseberry Patch Christmas Book 12