Accidental Pfeffernüsse

The other day, I think I accidentally made pfeffernüsse. Or "those wee spicy, gingerbready German biscuits you get from Lidl" as most folks here know them as.

I was following a recipe for gingerbread cookies, but I ended up rolling the mixture into balls rather than trying to roll out the dough and make shapes with a cutter. I also smelled the mixture and decided it wasn't strong enough (I think this is my German roots revealing themselves) so I added allspice and cloves for more of a kick. In the end, the result was pretty much the same as pfeffernüsse minus the icing! And they tasted really good too.