Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Italian Pepper Balls

makes 3 - 4 dozen

2 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 cup finely chopped nuts
2 tablespoons finely chopped orange zest
1 tablespoon finely chopped lemon zest 3 eggs
2 cups light brown sugar
powdered sugar

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cloves, cinnamon and pepper. Add nuts, orange and lemon zest, toss; set aside. Beat eggs with brown sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the dry ingredients, dough will be stiff. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes or more. Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly grease a cookie sheet. Roll dough into balls the size of walnut, (flour your hands to make it a bit easier). Bake 10-12 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar.