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Lauren's Sugar and Spice Black Pepper Cookies

Lauren's Sugar and Spice Black Pepper Cookies

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I make these cookies all the time, and they are absolutely loved by everyone! Even my stuck-up, picky brother!

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Original recipe yields 24 servings



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  • Calories:
  • 93 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.3g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 49 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Remove the cinnamon packet from the mix and reserve 1/3 cup for later.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the cake mix, the rest of the packet of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and black pepper. Mix in the egg and shortening until a dough forms. Form dough into 1 inch balls, roll the balls in the reserved cinnamon packet and place them 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until the tops are cracked and puffy. Let cookies set on cookie sheets until completely cool.
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Lori L.

I too doubled the recipe because I used Krusteaz brand Cinnamon Crumb Cake mix. When they cool, they become very thin, but crispy and delicious! I was surprised by how much I liked the hint of black pepper. What an interesting cookie. I will be making again!


These are fantastic ! My husband loves me to make mini-cinnamon crumb cupcakes for work. They are so time consuming. I had a box of Krusteaz Cinnamon Crumb Cake mix in the pantry, so I used this recipe ( doubled...the box was 1 lb. 5 oz.), used a 1 1/2" scoop, rolling the sides and top, but not the bottom ( afraid that the sugar would melt and burn the bottom of the cookies), baked for 12 minutes ( the tops did not crack...didn't matter)...made 36 unbelievably great cookies. Now when he asks for his cinnamon cakes, he is getting these ( and I am sure , with no complaints. He hasn't tasted them yet , but I know he will love them.) Thank you soooooo much !


The explanation of this cookie does not do it justice. My family has absolutly fallen in love with them! And they're addictive too!