German Spice Cookies Recipe
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German Spice Cookies Recipe

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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.
MAKES:21 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 21 servings


  • 3 large 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

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 190 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 105mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  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.
Editor's Note: This recipe contains no butter or shortening.
Originally published as German Spice Cookies in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p33

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chefcyn User ID: 4366589 72598
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2013

"Fantastic! Moist and chewy, with just the right amount of spice. Perfect for low cholesterol diet."

tinkerstudent User ID: 6595806 74988
Reviewed May. 5, 2012

"I love these cookies. I especially love how moist they are without needing butter. I don't always put the raisins in and they still taste great."

kleinjal User ID: 1082141 88823
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2009

"Absolutely delicious. Thank you!"

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