Spice Cookies


This recipe was my mother's grandmother's recipe. Spicy soft cookies with currants. Originally from England. Enjoy, they won't last long.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 mins
Total Time:
26 mins
4 dozen


  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 cup butter

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup dried currants

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 cup milk, or as needed


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.

  2. Combine sugar, butter, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in a bowl; beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Combine flour, currants, and baking soda in a separate bowl. Stir into the butter mixture alternately with tablespoons of milk until the flour is fully incorporated.

  3. Drop spoonfuls of batter onto the prepared baking sheets. Press down lightly with a fork. Dip fork in sugar or water if it sticks.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Let stand on the baking sheets for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cook's Note:

More milk will make a softer, cake-like cookie.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

110 Calories
4g Fat
17g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 110
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 72mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 50mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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