Spiced Sugar Cookies

Spiced Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Jaclyn Palmer


Over, Thanksgiving weekend, I intended to bake a traditional sugar cookie, but the recipe called for a teaspoon and a half of vanilla, and I only had a teaspoon of vanilla left in my pantry. I added cinnamon and nutmeg, to compensate for the reduced vanilla flavoring (and a teaspoon of milk, to balance the liquid). The resulting spiced sugar cookies were a big hit with my extended family - so much so that I did a reprise for Christmas.


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Makes approximately 4 dozen cookies.


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  • 2 3/4 c
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 c
    white sugar
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
  • ·
    granulated sugar for rolling

How to Make Spiced Sugar Cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients (except sugar) together in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl, until fluffy.
  4. Add the egg, milk and vanilla extract to the butter/sugar mixture, and mix thoroughly.
  5. Gradually add the sifted dry ingredients, mixing thoroughly.
  6. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and roll the balls in granulated sugar. Place on lined cookie sheets, about 1 1/2 inches apart.
  7. Bake 10-12 minutes (depending on desired chewiness/crispiness).

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About Spiced Sugar Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #Sugar-Cookies

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