Pepper Spice Biscuits

    1 hour 10 minutes

    Delicious almond biscuits with spices and pepper. These little biscuits are sure to be a big hit in your home or at a party.

    13 people made this

    Serves: 48 

    • 3 eggs
    • 3/4 cup (170g) white sugar
    • 3/4 cup (120g) brown sugar
    • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
    • 2/3 cup finely chopped almonds
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
    • 1 cup (150g) icing sugar
    • 2 teaspoons water

    Preparation:45min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

    1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees C. Grease several baking trays.
    2. Beat the eggs, white sugar and brown sugar in a bowl until the sugar has dissolved, then beat in lemon juice, almonds, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, allspice and cloves until thoroughly combined. Mix in flour to make a sticky dough.
    3. Turn the dough out onto a well-floured work surface and knead the dough 1 to 2 minutes, adding more flour if needed to make a smooth, workable dough. Pinch off pieces of dough and roll them into balls about 4cm in diameter and place the balls on the prepared baking trays at least 3cm apart.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the centre of a biscuit comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Remove from sheets immediately to cooling racks to prevent biscuits from getting too hard.
    5. Stir together icing sugar and water to make a glaze, and drizzle each biscuit while slightly warm with about 1/2 teaspoon, spreading it around the top of the biscuit.

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    Cookies did not flatten out like picture shows, but I fixed this on my second batch by flattening the tops, and they were bland. I would recommend adding more spices for more flavor. Also make sure to wait until they are completely cooled before adding the glaze on top. Cookies were ok but I will not be making them again.  -  25 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I agree with Tina, this turned out rather bland. Living in Europe, I tend to double the dose of anything 'spicy', in american recipes (as I did for this one), 2 and a half cups of flour would be better, I agree. I also triple the garlic for American recipes.  -  24 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Always wanted to find a recipe like this! I omitted the black pepper and instead added 1/2 tsp white pepper instead, and also added 1/2 tsp salt. I rolled the cookies into balls, then in some raw sugar, flatted with a flat glass. Mmmm!  -  30 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)