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spiced-sugar-cookie-holiday-recipeEvery 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! 


Grocery List 

  • 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 



  1. In a bowl, mix the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger and set aside. 
  2. In a separate large bowl, use an electric mixer to mix the butter and sugar until creamy. 
  3. Beat in the vanilla and egg.
  4. Gradually add the flour mixture until just combined. Don’t overdo it. 
  5. Shape the mixture into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 3 days. 
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper. 
  8. Flour your working surface and roll the dough ¼ inch thick. 
  9. Flour your cookie cutters and cut the dough into shapes. 
  10. Reroll scraps and continue to cut. 
  11. Place cookies on cookie sheets and sprinkle with sugar or other decorating sugar. 
  12. Bake 10-13 minutes, rotating halfway through. 
  13. Cool cookies on wire rack. 


Photo Credit: April Schallau

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