spiced holiday cookies recipe

Spiced Holiday Cookies For Christmas

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If you are tired of the regular Christmas cookies and sweets you always lay on the table on your colorful red and green table cloth year after year, this recipe for spice sugar cookies is great for both kids and adults.

spiced holiday cookies recipe

Holiday Cookies Ingredients

  • two 1/3 cups of flour
  • one teaspoon baking soda
  • two sticks of butter
  • two teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • one softened egg
  • one teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar

For the Icing:

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 drops assorted food colors
  • 3 teaspoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Use a medium sized bowl to mix flour with baking soda and salt, add nutmeg and cinnamon and set is aside.
  2. Next, use a large bowl to beat the butter with the granulated sugar using a mixer (medium speed) and obtain a light and fluffy consistence. Add the vanilla and the egg and continue to mix.
  3. At low speed, beat in flour mixture and out the obtained dough in the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours- over the night, if possible.
  4. For the next steps of the process, preheat the oven to 375°F and start rolling out the dough until you get a thickness of 1/8 inches.
  5. Cut the dough into the desired holiday shapes of trees and Santa’s reindeers and place the pieces on greased baking sheet, baking for 8 minutes until they become lightly brown.
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For the Icing:

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together except for the food colors and add milk to bring the icing to the desired thinness. Use small shallow bowls to put the icing in and hold the cookies by their edges and dip the top of the cookies into the icing.

Makes 24 cookies

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Publisher | Christened the "Pope of Peppers" by The New York Times, Dave DeWitt is a food historian and one of the foremost authorities in the world on chile peppers, spices, and spicy foods.

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