Pfeffernuesse (Pepper Nuts)

This is a traditional German spice cookie that my mother-in-law always made at Christmas. Pfeffernuesse 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup butter,…