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 (0g 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 72598
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2013

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

tinkerstudent 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 88823
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2009

"Absolutely delicious. Thank you!"

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