Brown Sugar and Spice Cut-Out Cookies

October 29, 2013

Brown sugar and spice cookies are perfect for holiday baking.  This recipe for cut-out cookies is great to make with kids because not only is it easy but tasty too!

Brown Sugar and Spice Cookies

Ingredients:

3 c unbleached, all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/8 tsp nutmeg (freshly grated, if possible)
1/8 tsp allspice
1/2 c granulated sugar (I use sugar that I've stored vanilla beans in)
1/2 c light brown sugar (packed)
2 sticks butter
1 egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
 
Directions:
 
Preheat oven to 350.
 
Whisk the flour, baking powder and spices, set aside.
 
Cream the sugar and butter. Add the egg and extracts and mix until well-blended.
 
Gradually add the flour mixture and beat just until combined, scraping down the bowl, especially the bottom. (The dough will be quite thick...you may need to knead in stray bits of flour from the bottom of the bowl by hand.)
 
Roll on a floured surface and cut into shapes. Place on parchment lined baking sheets and bake for 9-12 minutes, depending on the size of your cutter. Let sit a few minutes on the sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack.

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