Spiced Sugar Cookies

Spiced Sugar Cookies
Levi Brown
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preparation
20
minutes
cooking
165
minutes
Makes 40 cookies

Ingredients

1 3/4
cups
all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for the work surface
1/2
teaspoon
ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon
ground nutmeg
1/4
teaspoon
ground ginger
1/2
cup
(1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2
cup
granulated sugar
1
large egg
1
teaspoon
pure vanilla extract
1/2
teaspoon
kosher salt
decorating sugar (optional)

Directions

  1. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger; set aside.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and granulated sugar on medium-high until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in the egg, then the vanilla and salt.
  3. Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture, mixing until just combined (do not overmix). Shape into a 1-inch-thick disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 3 days.
  4. Heat oven to 350° F. On a floured surface, roll the dough ¼ inch thick. Using lightly floured 2- to 3-inch cookie cutters, cut the dough into shapes, flouring the cutters and rerolling the scraps as necessary. Place the cookies 1 inch apart on the prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle with decorating sugar, if using.
  5. Bake, rotating the baking sheets halfway through, until the edges just begin to brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool slightly on the baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Dawn Perry
November 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 53
  • Fat 2 g
  • Sat Fat 1 g
  • Cholesterol 11 mg
  • Sodium 26 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Carbohydrate 7 g
  • Sugar 3 g
  • Fiber 0 g
  • Iron 0 mg
  • Calcium 3 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.

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