These cookies are popular in the Netherlands. They are usually shaped before baking by chilling the dough in a block in the refrigerator and then slicing, but they can also be shaped into balls and flattened with a tumbler.
Sift the flour, spices, and baking powder together on to a sheet of paper. In a bowl, cream the butter with the sugar until light and soft. Add the flour in three batches, stirring until thoroughly mixed. If the dough seems very dry, add 1-2tablespoons of water. Press the do