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Sugar and Spice Cookies

Rated as 4.68 out of 5 Stars
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"These are my favorite cut-out cookies. Sweet and spicy, they're a wonderful Christmas treat. I've been making them every Christmas for almost 15 years now. You can make the dough up to 3 days ahead of time."
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Ingredients

2 h servings 51
Original recipe yields 50 servings (50 2-inch cookies)

Directions

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  1. Mix the flour, the baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves together in a bowl.
  2. Cream the butter and brown sugar together with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth; beat the egg and vanilla extract into the butter mixture. Add the flour mixture in small amount to the butter mixture, beating each addition until blended. Form the dough into a ball, wrap with plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 3 days.
  3. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease baking sheets.
  4. Roll the dough out on a floured work surface with a rolling pin to about 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2-inch cookie cutters. Arrange the cut cookies onto the prepared baking sheets.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges begin to brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 51 calories; 2 7.8 0.6 9 26 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Super easy to make and really soft, delicious cookies! :)

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Kids and I were super excited to shop then prepare this cookie. It turned out the consistancy of sand and didn't bind at all. Rolling it was out of the question. Best bet was making small pattie...

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Super easy to make and really soft, delicious cookies! :)

These are tasty little cookies with just the right amount of spice. I love crunchy cookies so I baked them the full 12 minutes and they came out perfect. I’ll be making these again.

Wonderful cookies, I made them first thing this morning to welcome my staff back after the holidays. These will stay in my recipe box! Thanks

Kids and I were super excited to shop then prepare this cookie. It turned out the consistancy of sand and didn't bind at all. Rolling it was out of the question. Best bet was making small pattie...

Fun recipe, very easy to make, and perfect for cookie cutters. The only thing I would change is adding a little bit more spice but thats just a personal preference as the cookies are delicious ...

Made these last nite for the grandkids, love them so easy to make!

Fantastic spiced sugar cookie! Just what I've been looking for!!! Tip: use real butter and make sure both egg and butter are room temp to prevent separating. Roll out between parchment paper ...

Normally, the sugar cookies would be the last cookies consumed, so thought it would be ok to change the old recipe with this one. This Christmas, these cookies where one of the first to run out...

Super easy, great tasting cookie! This is the nice, simple Christmas cut out recipe I have been looking for. I rolled them out 1/4 inch thickness because we like our cookies chewy, but other tha...