2 dozen (serving size: 1 cookie)

Pepper may sound like an odd ingredient for a cookie, but it complements the other spices well (although you can omit it if you prefer).

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 7 ingredients (flour through pepper) in a medium bowl. Beat sugar, butter, and vanilla in a large bowl with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat well. Stir in flour mixture and oats.

Step 3

Drop by level tablespoons 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until crisp. Cool on pan 2 to 3 minutes or until firm. Remove cookies from pan; cool on wire racks.

Ratings & Reviews

Shelliiiii's Review

August 11, 2014
Uh-MAZING!!! crispy, flavorful, and easy! great for the holiday season! totes baller. the true #swag bars

tette40's Review

June 06, 2014

charoulli's Review

February 23, 2014
So unlike what others are saying, my cookies did turn out like the picture. But I must say, the pepper was too much for us. I wouldn't use it in this recipe again. We ate them all, but not on my top list as a Christmas giveaway.

lknaeble's Review

February 22, 2014
If you're worried about appearance try drizzling some dark chocolate on top. Great recipe.

NHchic16's Review

February 13, 2014

JNBank's Review

May 21, 2013
Great cookie. Subbed in 1/3 the amt of flour with whole wheat flour.

Faerie1217's Review

November 11, 2011
The taste of the cookies was very good. However, the appearance of the cookies was unappetizing. The first batch spread and filled the cookie sheet, needing to be cut apart. Using less dough, the cookies still spread and just were extremely thin. Baking time was adjusted to 8 or 9 minutes. Would not use recipe again.

7Alexandra7F's Review

September 23, 2011

JimMarltonNJ's Review

June 06, 2011
At 12 minutes these were not crispy but pillow like, so I baked an additional 2 minutes. What a huge mistake I have a nice pile of crumbs and 2 baking sheets that are a mess. The crumbs taste great, kind of like a spiced wafer with oats.

Jfederoff's Review

December 20, 2010
This cookie was great! I added 1/8 tsp of pepper instead of 1/4 and it worked perfect. I would make it again