Italian Pepper Balls

These keep well and also freeze well. Rum or whisky works well in place of the brandy.

Melt shortening and cool. Add in white sugar, 1/2 cup cocoa, black pepper, ground cloves, allspice and ground cinnamon. Stir in flour, baking powder and baking soda and mix well. Stir in milk,...

  • Yield: 75
  • Cooking time: 45 Min
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Publisher: Allrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 fluid ounce brandy
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 fluid ounces brandy

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