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Sugar and Spice Cookies Recipe
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Sugar and Spice Cookies

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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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Original recipe makes 50 2-inch cookies Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    2 hrs


  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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 08, 2012

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

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 23, 2012

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 patties then using a cookie cutter- we followed directions exactly!!!- after the baking was done we had a super hard, super sweet, super sweet smelling biscuit that actually was good for dipping in tea and not much else. Very disappointing. Wonder where we went wrong?

Feb 22, 2012

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.

Dec 27, 2011

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

Sep 24, 2012

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 as per the recipe.

Nov 18, 2012

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

Dec 23, 2012

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 than that I stayed to the recipe! Will be a holiday staple from now on.

Oct 06, 2013

Great flavor! I made these with a Mickey Mouse cutter for a surprise snack on our recent visit to Disney World. They went very quickly. I will definitely make them again -- though I will make them thicker next time. The 1/8" recommended in the directions made the cookie too thin and crisp for me.


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  • Calories
  • 51 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.8 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 2 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 26 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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