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Spice Sugar Cookies

Spice Sugar Cookies

Spice Sugar Cookies

Spice Sugar Cookies
4.7 rating based on 12,345 ratings
4.7/5 (7)
Course: Cutout CookiesDifficulty: Medium



More tender than a gingerbread cookie, with spices (but no ginger).


  • 2 cups sifted flour, less if possible

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice

  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves

  • 1/2 cup butter

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon cream

  • extra granulated sugar, white or colored (optional)


  • Blend 1 cup flour, baking powder, salt, and spices. Cream butter, beat in sugar. Beat in egg, vanilla, and cream. Stir in flour, then add enough of the remaining 1 cup flour to make the dough stiff enough to roll. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill several hours. Preheat oven to 375F. Place on a lightly floured cutting board, or between two sheets of waxed paper, and roll to 1/8″ thickness. Use floured cookie cutters to cut into shapes. Place on an ungreased baking sheet, and if desired, sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake 8 minutes, and remove to wire racks to cool.


  • Yield depends entirely on how thick you make the cookies and how large your cookie cutters are. Stated yield assumes 1/8″ thickness and 2-1/2″ cookie cutters.
  • This is not a gingerbread cookie because there is no ginger, and no molasses!


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I've made these every Christmas for several years now, they are always a hit! My favourite holiday baking recipe, hands down :)
- Bee

Loved them! I didn't find the dough difficult to work with. Delicious.
- Cookies Baker

The cookies tasted great but I found the dough difficult to work with. Too frustrating to make again.
- A Baker

Delicious cookies! I didn't have any allspice, so just used a little extra cinnamon and cloves, and they turned out wonderfully.
- A Baker

Love these cookies I use a cookie press to make these amazing cookies !!!!
- Anna

These cookies are wonderful. I usually just make Sugar Cookies so the kids can decorate them, but these TASTE wonderful. Sugar Cookies that's not just for kids!
- Grace

Would DEFINILTY make this again!! I was going to make these as well as reg. sugar cookies, but after tasting these i didn't even bother with the others!! I've made them and given them to everyone i know, and they all love it!! It is easy, and it makes nearly 40 cookies to a batch!! and its delicious!!!! :) For sure xmas tradition now!!!
- Christmas Baker
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