I love to bake– it is definitely something I enjoy doing and sharing with others. When the Holidays come around, I enjoy trying new recipes and going back to recipes that I know are delicious. This one is a recipe that I go back to year after year as it is delicious, different, and easy to make!
For the next 12 days, I have teamed up with my blogger buddies to bring you some of our favorite holiday recipes. So make sure you check back each day to see the delicious treats we have to share with you.
If you’re looking for an easy, delicious recipe– these Spiced Sugar Cookies are for you. These cookies offer a twist on the traditional sugar cookie yet still offer the customization options to make them unique!
- 2-1/3 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1-1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in medium bowl. Set aside. Beat granulated sugar and butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed. Refrigerate dough 2 hours or overnight until firm.
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface* to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into shapes with favorite cookie cutters. Place on greased baking sheets.
- Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
If you want, you can also make this easy icing or decorate them with sprinkles– perfect for your kids to help with.
- 1 cup confectioner's sugar
- 3 tsp milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 drops food coloring
- For the Icing, mix all ingredients except food colors. (Stir in additional milk as needed to thin icing or more confectioners' sugar to thicken, if needed.) Place small amount of icing into small shallow bowls, using one bowl for each color desired. Stir drops of food color into icing until desired shade is reached.
- To ice cookies, hold cookie by its edge and dip top of cookie into icing. (Or spoon the icing onto cookie using a teaspoon.) Place iced cookies on wire rack set over foil-covered baking sheet to dry. (The foil-covered baking sheet will catch drips.) To add decorative details to cookies, spoon tinted icing into resealable plastic bag. Snip off a tiny piece of the corner. Squeeze icing through hole in plastic bag to decorate cookies. If desired, Colored Sugar may be sprinkled onto freshly iced cookies.