Every year, my mom throws a spectacular cookie exchange party for the holidays and this year, I decided to make sugar cookies but give them an awesome holiday upgrade by using ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon!
This is a fun recipe to make with your kids so they can use their expert cookie decorating skills! You’ll love the awesome spice of these cookies for your next holiday get-together!
- Cookie cutters. Try different shapes like snowflakes, stars, gingerbread men and Christmas trees
- Parchment paper
- 1-¾ cups of flour plus more for work surface
- ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon of ginger
- 1 stick of unsalted butter, softened
- ½ cup of sugar plus sugar for decorating
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- In a bowl, mix the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger and set aside.
- In a separate large bowl, use an electric mixer to mix the butter and sugar until creamy.
- Beat in the vanilla and egg.
- Gradually add the flour mixture until just combined. Don’t overdo it.
- Shape the mixture into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 3 days.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Flour your working surface and roll the dough ¼ inch thick.
- Flour your cookie cutters and cut the dough into shapes.
- Reroll scraps and continue to cut.
- Place cookies on cookie sheets and sprinkle with sugar or other decorating sugar.
- Bake 10-13 minutes, rotating halfway through.
- Cool cookies on wire rack.
Photo Credit: April Schallau