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Sour Cream Pfeffernusse

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  Granulated sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Butter 4 Tablespoon, softened
  Sour cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Honey 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon, grated
  Freshly ground black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground allspice 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Powdered sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)

1. In a large bowl, beat granulated sugar, butter, sour cream, honey, and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
2. Mix together flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, allspice, cloves, and salt. Add to sour cream mixture and beat until a soft dough forms, scraping down side of bowl frequently with a rubber spatula.
3. Divide dough into 4 pieces. With floured palms of hands, roll each piece of dough on wax paper to make a 3/4-inch-thick roll 10 inches long. Wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or up to 3 days (or freeze for up to 6 months).
4. When ready to bake cookies, preheat oven to 350°F. Slice dough roll crosswise to make 3/4-inch-rhick cookies. Place cookies 1 inch apart on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until firm and very lightly browned on edges.
5. In a small bowl, stir together powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons water to make a glaze. Remove cookies to a rack; brush with glaze and let cool completely. Store in a rightly covered container. These are better after a day or two of storage.

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