Lauren's Sugar and Spice Black Pepper Cookies Recipe
- 1 (10 ounce) package cinnamon swirl coffee cake mix
- 1 egg
- ½ cup shortening
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
step 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.
step 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.
step 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.