Black Pepper and Spice Biscuits

Black Pepper and Spice Biscuits

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Beautiful little round spice biscuits with a dash of black pepper. Make the dough the day before and chill overnight.

Pat K.

Serves: 30 

  • 4 cups (500g) plain flour
  • 1/2 cup (110g) white sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons bicarb soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup (185ml) molasses
  • 125g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup icing sugar for decoration

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:8hours chilling  ›  Ready in:8hours42min 

  1. Stir together flour, sugar, bicarb soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and a dash of black pepper.
  2. In large saucepan combine molasses and butter; heat and stir until butter melts. Cool to room temperature.
  3. Stir in eggs. Add dry ingredients to molasses mixture; mix well. Cover. Chill several hours or overnight.
  4. Shape into 3cm balls. Place on greased baking tray.
  5. Bake at 180 degrees C for 12 to 14 minutes or until biscuits are done. Remove. Cool. Roll in powdered sugar.

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