Black Pepper Butter Cookies
26 mins (prep 15, cooking 11)
9 ingredients
48 servings
These are my absolute favorite cookies. A friend in college had received a huge tin of homemade cookies from her mother and a version of these cookies were inside, along with many other types of cookies. I had never heard of black pepper cookies before and loved the unique flavor-sweet & buttery, with a slight kick from the pepper. I searched for years to find the recipe and finally found it in a Watkins spices cookbook several years ago. I make these every year for the holidays and everyone always wants to know the secret of my "vanilla flecked" butter cookies. Update: Eggs sizes seem to be shrinking, so depending upon the size of the eggs in your area, you may need to use an XL egg rather than a large. Regarding the pepper: fresh ground will produce huge grains of pepper and make things far too peppery and savory tasting. Please use finely ground pre-ground black pepper in this recipe, carefully measured using a measuring spoon and leveled off.

Categories:  holiday , <-30-mins , hand-formed-cookies , easy , taste~mood , spicy , number-of-servings , cookie-and-brownie , time-to-make , dessert ,
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Serving Size (20.94 g)
Servings 48
Amount per Serving
Calories 89.24 Calories from Fat 36.54
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.06g 299.92%
Saturated Fat 2.54g 610.44%
Trans Fat 0.16g %
Cholesterol 10.6mg 169.56%
Sodium 28.44mg 56.88%
Total Carbohydrate 12.95g 207.18%
Dietary Fiber 0.25 g 47.32%
Sugars 7.46 g %
Protein 0.67g 64.37%
Vitamin A 124.39IU% Vitamin C 0.04mg%
Calcium 3.14mg% Iron 0.3mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large egg, pure vanilla extract