Molasses Pepper Cookies
The only time either one of us has had pepper in a sweet dish is when the main item is fruit or covered with a fruity sauce. Most of us have tasted or at least read about how black pepper and berries are a match made in heaven, but pepper works with citrus too. These cookies have a slight hint of orange, which lifts the heavy sweetness of molasses and brown sugar. The pepper does the same. It wakes up your taste buds, then the heat fades away quickly. We served these at a cookie exchange party before Christmas. Call this our late holiday gift to you!