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German Spice Cookies Recipe

German Spice Cookies Recipe

These chewy spice cookies are great with coffee and taste even better the next day. The recipe has been a family favorite for more than 40 years.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:21 servings


  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add the brown sugar, cloves, cinnamon and pepper. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the egg mixture. Stir in raisins and walnuts.
  • 2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until surface cracks. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 190 calories, 4 g fat (trace saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 105 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.