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Holiday Spice Cookies

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We made these incredibly delicious spice cookies this weekend — they’re everything you’d want in a holiday cookie: they’re extremely simple, it’s easy to make lots of them, and, when drizzled with a bit of glaze, they look like they’ve been snowed on! The recipe comes from Sunset magazine and it’s a keeper. Enjoy them.  (And go check out that Sunset link — there are lots of other cookie ideas on the website.)

  • 1 cup granulated sugar (plus extra for rolling the cookies in)
  • 3/4 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 egg (also at room temperature)
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 cups flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinammon
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt, ground cloves, and nutmeg

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream 1 cup granulated sugar with butter until light and fluffy (about three minutes). Mix in egg and molasses.

2. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and spices. Add to butter mixture and blend well.

3. Fill a shallow bowl with granulated sugar. Break off walnut-sized pieces of dough and roll into balls; roll the balls in the sugar. Arrange on greased cookie sheets and bake until golden brown, about ten minutes. Transfer to racks to cool.

4. Make the glaze: Combine powdered sguar with water and stir until smooth. Stir in lemon juice. Drizzle glaze over cookies.

Written by bloglily

December 4, 2006 at 5:28 pm

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  1. OK, these are honestly the best cookies I have ever had! The dough turns out so perfect and fluffy every time and it’s so easy to work with! I gave these to everyone over christmas, and I just made a batch tonight (It’s february!)


    February 6, 2009 at 4:44 pm

  2. Caiti — that makes my day! It even made me come back over here and post something. Thank you.


    February 7, 2009 at 4:52 pm

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