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These ball-shaped holiday cookies are rich in spices and are terrific for dunking into hot chocolate, coffee or tea.
cooking spray4 spray(s), flour-variety recommended
ground cloves½ tsp
ground nutmeg½ tsp
ground cinnamon½ tsp
black pepper¼ tsp, freshly ground
ground ginger¼ tsp
ground cardamom¼ tsp
baking soda¼ tsp
all-purpose flour1 ¼ cup(s)
whole wheat flour1 ¼ cup(s)
packed brown sugar1 cup(s), dark-variety
chopped walnuts⅓ cup(s), finely minced
powdered sugar⅔ cup(s)
- Preheat oven to 375ºF. Coat 2 cookie sheets with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, black pepper, ginger, cardamom, baking soda and both kinds of flour; set aside.
- Using an electric mixer, in a large bowl, beat eggs and brown sugar on high speed until mixture is light and liquidy; reduce mixer speed to low and slowly add dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly — dough will be very stiff. Add walnuts; thoroughly combine.
- Working with damp hands, form dough into balls the size of small walnuts; place on prepared cookie sheets about 1 1/2-inches apart. Bake until tops of cookies just start to turn golden, about 12 to 15 minutes; remove cookies to wire racks to cool. Dust with powdered sugar and serve.
- Serving size: 1 cookie