Pfeffernusse (Pepper Balls)

Course : Cookies
Serves: 12
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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 large eggs -- large
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Cup water

Preparation / Directions:

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. Makes 4 dozen cookies.


Nutritional Information:

290 Calories (kcal); 3g Total Fat; (9% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 62g Carbohydrate; 36mg Cholesterol; 72mg Sodium

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