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(recipe, Adriana Velez)



  1. 3 eggs
  2. 2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  3. 2 cups flour
  4. ½ tsp. baking powder
  5. ½ tsp. salt
  6. 1 tsp. clove
  7. 2 tsp. cinnamon
  8. ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  9. 1 cup finely chopped almonds
  10. 1 box seedless raisins, ground (15 oz)
  11. 2 Tbsp. ground citron (candied citrus peel)
  12. powdered sugar (for garnish)


  1. 1. Mix the batter: Beat eggs with sugar until light. In separate bowl mix flour, baking powder, salt, clove, cinnamon, and pepper; mix well. Add raisins, citron and almonds; coat with spice mixture. Add egg mixture and stir. If sticky, refrigerate.
  2. 2. Make the cookies: Preheat oven to 375F. With floured hands, roll walnut sized balls of dough. Place 2 inches apart on buttered cookie sheet. Bake 10-13 minutes, until the cookies hold their shape but don't seem dry or hard. While hot, place in brown bag with powdered sugar and roll till coated.