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Pfeffernuesse (Pepper Balls)

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Servings: 48
Categories: Cookies / Desserts / Snacks

4  cups  Flour, unbleached, unsifted
1  teaspoon  Baking powder
1  teaspoon  Cinnamon
1  teaspoon  Cloves, ground
1/2  teaspoon  Mace
1  teaspoon  Allspice, ground
    Black pepper, as desired
1 1/4  cups  Honey
2  tablespoons  Butter, (no margarine)
2    Eggs, large
1  cup  Confectioner's sugar
1  teaspoon  Vanilla

Sift flour, baking powder and spices together. Heat honey and butter until butter melts. Cool to lukewarm and beat in eggs. Add flour mixture. Chill dough 1/2 hour. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 15 minutes. Cool Cookies on wire racks. Mix confectioners sugar, vanilla, and water to form a thin glaze. Dip cookies in glaze and place on wire rack to dry. Store cookies in airtight tins.

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