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Easy spiced soft sugar cookies

 In Baked Goods, Dessert, Recipes

These easy spiced sugar cookies are so simple to make, the kids can make them all by themselves. And “Santa” will be overjoyed to eat them this year!

Easy spiced soft sugar cookies

Every year the kids and I make some kind of cookie for Christmas. I mean, what’s Christmas without a tin filled with cookies to snack on? And since “Santa” is forced to eat the cookies every year, we make sure that they are very, super-duper delicious.

Easy spiced soft sugar cookiesThis year we made these easy-as-pie spiced sugar cookies. The subtle fragrance of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg add so much to these easy cookies. And since I LOVE a good, soft cookie, these are just that. Crisp on the edges but lovely and soft in the center. And you guys, these are uh-mazing with a scoop of ice cream sandwiched between them. It makes for such an awesome ice cream sandwich and is a great festive snack or dessert to throw together in minutes.

Easy spiced soft sugar cookies

Easy spiced soft sugar cookies
 
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These easy spiced sugar cookies are so simple to make, the kids can make them all by themselves. And "Santa" will be overjoyed to eat them this year!
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Recipe type: Cookies, Baking, baked goods, Christmas
Serves: Makes approximately 20-25 cookies depending on size
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups butter, room temperature
  • 1½ cups light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and creamy.
  2. Beat in the vanilla and eggs, one at a time, scraping down the bowl after each addition.
  3. Slowly add the flour, baking powder, salt and spices, scraping down the bowl occasionally until all the flour has been incorporated.
  4. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºc and line 3 baking trays with parchment paper.
  5. Using a small ice cream scoop (or a tablespoon), place small (just smaller then a golf ball) scoops of the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them slightly to allow for spreading.
  6. Place the cookie dough in the fridge until the oven is pre-heated.
  7. Place the baking sheets into the oven and allow to bake for 7-10 minutes until golden brown but still soft in the middle.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to chill for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
 

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Alida Ryder
Being a general food freak has proven to be quite helpful in this career I've found myself in. Author of two cookbooks, photographer, food stylist. Mom to twins. Ex make-up and hair artist obsessed with beautiful clothes and spaces. I love a good G&T and I've been known to spend too much money on shoes.
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  • Cathy
    Reply

    these look and sounds so tasty and your pics are gorgeous! this “santa” would happily indulge!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Thanks Cathy! This “Santa” is very excited. 😉

  • Reply

    I bet Santa is going to LOVE these Alida! Always fun for the kids to make them themselves!

  • 2pots2cook
    Reply

    Dear Alida, this is the most beautiful setting I’ve seen recently…. Great idea yet simple to make. Bravo. Have a pleasant weekend !

  • Lu
    Reply

    Looks amaze-balls! ? Just quickly, what’s 1.5 cups of butter in metrics (grams)?

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