Pepper Cumin Cookies… A Spicy, Sweet Treat
Recipe type: Snacks
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Zest the lemon and keep aside 1 tablespoon of zest.
  2. Coarsely crush the black pepper and cumin.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees farenheit.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, salt, lemon zest, and crushed pepper and cumin.
  5. Cut the butter into pieces and drop in the flour.
  6. Add the vanilla extract.
  7. Using finger tips, mix the butter into the flour mixture, till it resembles bread crumbs. Do this quickly and do not over mix.
  8. Gather together the mixture and form into two logs, about 1 ½ inch thick.
  9. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  10. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  11. Cut the dough rolls into uniform rounds.
  12. Place the rounds on the cookie sheet, leaving 1 inch space between them.
  13. Place in the middle of the preheated oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, till the cookies are lightly browned.
  14. When done, remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool on a rack.
  15. Stored in an airtight container, the cookies will keep fresh for up to one week.
Recipe by Pepper Route at