Pfeffernusse (Pepper Balls)

Course : German
Serves: 12
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Ingredients:

4 cups flour unbleached -- unsifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves ground
1/2 teaspoon mace
1 teaspoon allspice ground
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/4 cups honey
2 tablespoons butter
2 large eggs
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups 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 350F 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.


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